There is a vast network of crude oil pipelines in the US that consists of over 95,000 miles of pipe. There are still trillions of barrels of oil hidden in untapped oil reserves that will someday add to that staggering total of existing pipelines. Each day the US uses billions of gallons of crude oil. Crude oil pipelines in the US are so important because it is by far the cheapest mode of transporting the crude oil to where it needs to be. Quite often the crude oil is produced in areas that are uninhabited which makes oil transportation through the crude oil pipelines in the US a necessity.
The planning of crude oil pipelines in the US is a critical component of future oil exploration. Once the untapped oil reserves become usable there must be a safe way for the oil to be transported to the various regional markets that fuel our cities.
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