Transporting oil by rail has significantly reduced the environmental footprint of hydrocarbon operations. The 35-kilometer-long railway, connecting the Bankers’ oil collection station to the ‘Petroliofera’ port in Vlora, serves as the sole crude oil export line to foreign markets. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the inaugural train on this line, and during this time, over 4,050 routes have been completed.
Additionally, an 11.3-kilometer-long pipeline for oil transportation from the Patos-Marinza oilfield to the collection station has eliminated the need for trucks over a 17-kilometer stretch, resulting in a highly positive environmental impact. Using railways for oil transportation, instead of trucks, has contributed to a nearly 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to implementing this system, approximately 10,000 trucks were used for transportation annually. In total, over the past five years, Bankers has effectively eradicated the need for road transportation, translating to more than 50,000 fewer oil trucks on the roads since 2018. Bankers remains committed to investing in services and technologies that reduce costs, pollution, and elevate standards.
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