oa Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management - Logistics aspects of petroleum pipeline operations
|Article Title||Logistics aspects of petroleum pipeline operations|
|Journal||Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||224 - 242|
The paper identifies, assesses and describes the logistics aspects of the commercial operation of petroleum pipelines. The nature of petroleum-product supply chains, in which pipelines play a role, is outlined and the types of petroleum pipeline systems are described. An outline is presented of the nature of the logistics activities of petroleum pipeline operations. The reasons for the cost efficiency of petroleum pipeline operations are given. The relative modal service effectiveness of petroleum pipeline transport, based on the most pertinent service performance measures, is offered. The segments in the petroleum-products supply chain where pipelines can play an efficient and effective role are identified.
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