Crude oil and petroleum product transport patterns include an unlimited number of combinations linking production sites with refining sites. For example, crude oil is transported mainly from the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions to the rest of the world with an emphasis on the Far East.
Example 1: Marine transportation of crude oil from the Middle East to Japan (VLCC)
Example 2: Marine transportation of propane gas, produced in the Middle East and the United States, to Japan (LPG tanker)
Example 3: Marine transportation of crude oil, produced in Asia and Australia, to Japan and Singapore (AFRAMAX)