Shipping choke points could be security threat
The EIA estimates that approximately 61% of the total world petroleum supply—or 58.9 million BOPD—travelled in maritime tankers. The oil in these tankers represents nearly 28% of the world’s shipping in weight alone.

The EIA defines oil chokepoints as narrow channels along widely used global sea routes. Some of these points are so narrow that only certain types of vessels are allowed to transit through them. These areas typically have high volumes of oil moving through them—and inhibiting the ...


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