P I P E L I N E
Our Tank Farms Pipelines are used to move crude oil from the wellhead to gathering and processing facilities and from there to refineries and tanker loading facilities. Product pipelines ship gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel from the refinery to local distribution facilities. Crude oil is collected from field gathering systems consisting of pipelines that move oil from the wellhead to storage tanks and treatment facilities where the oil is measured and tested. From the gathering system the crude oil is sent to a pump station where the oil delivered to the pipeline. Booster pumps are located along the pipeline to maintain the pressure and keeps the oil flowing. Pipelines require significantly less energy to operate than operating trucks or rail and have a much lower carbon footprint. More importantly, pipeline has proved to result in fewer fatalities, injuries, and environmental damage than other options. Almost 500,000 miles of interstate pipeline interweave America, carrying crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas.
Today, we store energy and chemical products that are crucial to people’s lives, but can endanger their health and the environment if stored or handled inappropriately. As a service provider, we do not determine what type of products are in use. Our role and responsibility is to provide safe, efficient and clean liquid bulk storage and handling services. We abide by existing rules and regulations as a minimum and adopt best practices whenever possible.
And we explore ways to facilitate the introduction of more sustainable technologies, processes and products. Our ambition is to be a strong link in our customers’ global value chains and a leader in our industry. We aim to achieve this by maximizing operational safety and minimizing our environmental footprint; by training our people, developing talent and sharing best practices and by encouraging and maintaining an open dialogue with our stakeholders, as a responsible member of the communities in which we operate.
This is how we are working towards becoming the partner of choice for all our stakeholders, from customers, business partners and shareholders, to employees, local communities and society at large. This is how we will continue to fulfill our role in society, enabling trade flows in a sustainable manner for future generations.
RK-oil expanding world-wide network
Founded in the Netherlands in 1920, in Russia 1920, RK-oil Terminal grew quickly to cover the entire European continent. Today, our network of local offices and specialized facilities continues to expand beyond Europe to the Middle East, India, Asia and the Americans.
Since opening our hubs in 2011 in Dubai, Houston and Singapore, Brazil - in response to the changing flows of cargo and storage - we have experienced sustained business growth in intercontinental traffic, most recently with the acquisition of InterBulk Group.