Pipelines are used to transport crude oil, refined products, and some intermediate streams.

Pipelines are generally favored for long-distance movements (more than 100 miles) over land, where they have a cost advantage over other land transport such as rail or truck.

Pipelines are typically dedicated to moving either crude oil or refined products. However, within these categories, it is common to batch shipments of different types.  There are some pipelines that move crude and refined products in the same line.

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