An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil. There are two basic types of oil tankers: the crude tanker and the product tanker. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move refined products from refineries to points near consuming markets.
Oil tankers are often classified by their size as well as their occupation. The size classes range from inland or coastal tankers of a few thousand metric tons of deadweight (DWT) to the mammoth ultra large crude carriers (ULCCs) of 550,000DWT. Tankers move approximately 2,000,000,000 metric tons (2.2×109 short tons) of oil every year. Second only to pipelines in terms of efficiency, the average cost of oil transport by tanker amounts to only two or three United States cents per 1 US gallon (3.8L).
Israeli authorities said on Sunday they had cleared a Greek tanker of suspicion in relation to an oil ... After an Israeli media report had named the Greek oil tanker MinervaHelen as a possible culprit, the ship’s owner, Minerva Marine Inc, firmly denied any connection to the spill.
(Reuters) – Venezuela’s oil exports rose in February to over 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), their highest level in 10 months, pushed by more sales of fuel oil cargoes to new clients in Asian markets, according to Refinitiv Eikon’s tanker tracking data and documents.
Israel has expanded its probe into an offshore oil ... Researchers from Jerusalem's Hebrew University found the source of the pollution was likely crude oil, meaning the source of the spill was probably the result of a tanker spill or the transfer of oil from one ship to another.
The search for the culprits in the disastrous oil spill off Israel’s shoreline continued on Monday, as the country’s future energy policy also came increasingly into question ... The plan calls for up to 120 oil tankers carrying up to 7.9 billion gallons (30 million cubic meters) of crude oil and oil byproducts to use the port in Eilat.
It appears the ship, which was delivering cars to the region, had been specifically tracked and singled out, with devices placed above the waterline, an echo of the Fujairah tanker attacks in the UAE in 2019 ...Iran 'almost certainly' to blame for oil tanker attacks, says UK.
Oil tankers sit anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille... SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than $1 on Monday on optimism in the global economy thanks to progress in a huge U.S. stimulus package and on hopes for improving oil demand as vaccines are rolled out.
BASRA, Iraq — It’s nearly dawn and Zainab Amjad has been up all night working on an oil rig in southern Iraq ...Elsewhere in the oil-rich province of Basra, Ayat Rawthan is supervising the assembly of large drill pipes ... Rawthan’s mother is a civil engineer and her father, the captain of an oil tanker who often spent months at sea.