ConocoPhillips

Trucks

While most of the world's oil and natural gas move by pipeline and tanker, trucks still play an important role in how we transport crude oil and natural gas liquids.

For example, in the United States, some shale plays are located in remote areas, including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, where there are fewer transportation options. Pipelines can take a long time to construct, so, many companies, like us, are opting to truck oil to existing established pipelines or rail facilities until connections at the gathering pipelines are established.

In those areas where we depend on trucks for our operations, we’re working with local officials and our communities to ensure safe operations, minimize risks and act responsibly.​