transportation and distribution to refineries
The transportation of oil is the final step that oil takes before it is distributed to consumers. The transportation of oil is a part of midstream industry. After oil has been extracted from the ground, it requires transportation and distribution to refineries and upgraders that convert the oil into usable components. After refining and upgrading, the usable petroleum products are then transported again to distribution locations worldwide. Thus, oil is transported both in its initial crude form and as a final product.