TABLE 78 Average Volume of Oil Spills by Source: 1991-2000

TABLE 78 Average Volume of Oil Spills by Source: 1991-2000

(Gallons)

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Mode or source Volume of all oil spills (1991-2000) Percent share of all spills (1991-2000)
Maritime 14,282,220 77.2
Facilities 4,020,880 21.7
Maritime nontank vessels and other 3,353,840 18.1
Waterborne tank vessels 6,907,500 37.3
Pipeline 1,989,949 10.8
Non-transportation structures and facilities 692,099 3.7
Unknown and other 1,261,849 6.8
Highway, aircraft, rail, and other 269,920 1.5
Total 18,496,037 100.0

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.