How is gasoline exported across the ocean?


How is gasoline exported across the ocean?

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Mostly petroleum gets transported across oceans in oil tankers before it gets refined to gasoline. There are also submarine oil pipelines, but those tend to be short an don’t generally cross an entire ocean.

Once refined into petroleum the stuff gets transported on land in a variety of ways including pipelines, trains trucks etc. Not all places where gasoline is consumed are easily reachable by land from a refinery, so some get gasoline shipped to them by ship or in extreme cases by plane.

It’s moved by boats trans-ocean. Most oil is moved in crude form, then refined into byproducts. Gasoline is generally transported by train or truck from the refineries to end users. It’s only useful for cars, so there aren’t many benefits for building pipelines.