TABLE 77 Volume of Oil Spills Reported to the U.S. Coast Guard by Source: 1991-2000

TABLE 77 Volume of Oil Spills Reported to the U.S. Coast Guard by Source: 1991-2000

(Gallons)

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Mode or source 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Transportation-related (1) 1,624,043 1,440,177 1,893,188 2,040,858 2,543,706 3,035,138 767,439 832,689 991,313 1,373,538
Maritime vessels and facilities 1,565,492 1,159,266 1,462,701 1,966,782 2,484,891 2,050,317 537,668 772,261 940,212 1,342,630
All other transportation 58,551 280,911 430,487 74,076 58,815 984,821 229,771 60,428 51,101 30,908
Pipeline 49,382 200,396 362,399 62,340 11,894 978,392 224,122 47,863 36,140 17,021
Air 760 63,717 63,384 3,360 1,716 2,221 683 943 355 2,224
Highway 7,203 13,577 748 3,219 758 690 1,432 10,111 13,037 7,148
Rail 1,206 123 3,419 2,117 43,955 610 34 305 563 7
Other transportation(2) 0 3,098 537 3,040 492 2,908 3,500 1,206 1,006 4,508
Nontransportation 77,872 152,249 102,348 48,161 27,602 43,540 102,671 20,987 90,779 25,890
Unknown and other 174,038 283,241 71,852 400,254 66,921 39,153 72,464 31,627 90,357 31,942
Total 1,875,953 1,875,667 2,067,388 2,489,273 2,638,229 3,117,831 942,574 885,303 1,172,449 1,431,370
Transportation as percent of total 86.6 76.8 91.6 82.0 96.4 97.3 81.4 94.1 84.6 96.0

(1) Oil spilled from transportation vessels, vehicles, and equipment, as well as from transportation-related facilities (e.g., at ports and fuel stations).

(2) Other transportation includes nonvessel common carriers.

NOTE: Data are preliminary.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on U.S. Coast Guard; Pollution Incidents in and Around U.S. Waters, available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nmc/response/stats/ac.htm, as of September 2002.