Transporting fossil fuel

Once extracted from the ground, the petroleum must be a refinery.
This may involve tanker ships.
On land, petroleum may be shipped by rail.

​Oil can also be transported by pipeline.


Oil spill clean-up

Current technology is unable to adequately deal with the environmental consequences of these accidents

Damage during transport can lead to oil spills.  This has significant effects on our environment.
​Alaska, 1989, Exxon Valdez -


Lac Megantic, Que., 2013 -

Oil pipeline rupture, Burnaby B.C. 2007