An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship made for the bulk transport of oil. There are two basic types of oil tankers: the crude tanker and the product tanker. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move petrochemicals from refineries to points near consuming markets.
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- Spyrou, Andrew G.. From T-2 to Supertanker: Development of the Oil Tanker, 1940-2000. [United States]: iUniverse, Inc.
- Sullivan, George. Supertanker!: The Story of the World's Biggest Ships. New York: Dodd Mead.
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- Bill Willis. Supertankers
- Intertanko - the society of International Tanker Operators
- The International Maritime Organization - Tanker Safety (for double-hulls)
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