Prebennorholm From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
A typical large ocean going crude oil carrier accommodates between two and three million barrels. So there is nothing like "hundreds of ships per day". You can count them easily on one hand.
But hundreds of smaller ships are involved in transport of oil products on the big rivers and lakes to depots and refineries around the country. Same way pipelines and rail tank cars spread a lot of oil and oil products around the country.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1779 times:
Most foreign oil imported to the USA comes through the Port of Houston.
The Port of Houston is the Largest Foreign Port in the USA (in terms of Tonnage) and 2nd largest port overall in the USA, and 8th largest in the world. 40% of the USA refining capacity is located in the Houston Metro Area. This is part of the reason Houston is known as the Energy capital of the World (not to mention all the HQs and energy and oil companies). Another Big oil port is the Port of South Louisana and New Orleans. Though Houston is the biggest.
Most USA oil coming from Opec comes from Venezuela and not the mid-east though Iraq and Saudi Arabia are the biggest in that Area. Check the Port of Houston website for numbers.