Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Supply and Distribution covers the movement of refined products from the refinery or petrochemical plant to terminals or distribution channels. Refined products are usually transported by pipelines, tankers, or tank trucks to final consumers. Effective supply and distribution management maximises the plant’s production capacity to meet market demands at the lowest cost.