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What are the advantages and disadvantages of transporting product via pipeline? Research the web and supply the name, website, and the basic mission statement for three (3) companies that are involved in the pipeline industry. Compare the three companies to each other based on this information. There will always be a debate on whether people think above ground or below ground transportation of dangerous goods is the method of choice. Some of the advantages are the amount of fuel to transport oil from one end to the other. It reduced pollution and greenhouse gases for the amount the carry, and it is a lot. According to Ottawa Sun, more than 2.5 million barrels a day are shipped through the pipeline equaling 912 million barrels a year. (Robson, 2013) This cuts down on the amount of trains needed to transport the product from point A to point B by 14,000 trains, thus reducing the risk of accidents on the railway with dangerous or hazardous goods. (Robson) However, some of the drawbacks are the amount of volume pushed through the pipes.
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  • Summer '15
  • DavidEPatton
  • Pipeline transport, Bechtel, crude oil pipelines

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