The American Petroleum Institute (API) said: “US energy is transported over a wide and diverse supply network of pipelines, barges, rail systems, tankers and trucks. If some avenues are temporarily unavailable, other methods are used to help compensate.”

To further explain the process, it has released a digital document, Energy – Understanding Our Oil Supply Chain.

It said its goal is to “raise the level of awareness around the oil supply chain among key stakeholders in order to facilitate positive working relationships and more informed decision making”.

It added: “We’ve built resiliency and rapid response capabilities into our supply chain to prevent incidents and to ensure that, if events occur, they produce the least possible impact.”

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24th May 2021