n IMIESA - Economic aspects of pipeline transport : pipelines

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



This article is the last in a series of four articles dealing with the commercial transportation of petroleum oil and petroleum products. The previous (third) article dealt with the life cycle of a petroleum pipeline system. In this article, the most pertinent economic aspects of pipeline transport are discussed. The following aspects are addressed: (1) Market structure and ownership patterns, (2) cost structure, and (3) managing pipeline operating costs.

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