World Oil Transit Chokepoints


Subject:
Oil & Gas , Pipelines

Description:
Profiles of regions where oil "tankers encounter several geographic 'chokepoints,' or narrow channels," and which are "critically important to world oil trade because so much oil passes through them, yet they are narrow and theoretically could be blocked -- at least temporarily." Discusses areas such as the Strait of Hormuz, Strait of Malacca, Bab el-Mandab, Panama Canal, Suez Canal and the Sumed Pipeline, and Bosporus and the Turkish Straits. From the U.S. Department of Energy.

Publisher:
Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/World_Oil_Transit_Chokepoints/Background.html


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