TABLE 15-5 Oil Spills Reported to the U.S. Coast Guard by Source: 1991-2001

TABLE 15-5 Oil Spills Reported to the U.S. Coast Guard by Source: 1991-2001

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Mode or source 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Transportation-related 1,624,043 1,440,177 1,893,188 2,040,858 2,543,706 3,035,138 767,439 832,689 991,313 1,373,538 786,157
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 1,342,630 757,309
All other 58,551 280,911 430,487 74,076 58,815 984,821 229,771 60,428 51,101 30,908 28,848
Pipeline 49,382 200,396 362,399 62,340 11,894 978,392 224,122 47,863 36,140 17,021 13,577
Air 760 63,717 63,384 3,360 1,716 2,221 683 943 355 2,224 861
Highway 7,203 13,577 748 3,219 758 690 1,432 10,111 13,037 7,148 13,905
Rail 1,206 123 3,419 2,117 43,955 610 34 305 563 7 500
Other transportation 0 3,098 537 3,040 492 2,908 3,500 1,206 1,006 4,508 5
Nontransportation 77,872 152,249 102,348 48,161 27,602 43,540 102,671 20,987 90,779 25,890 31,073
Unknown and other 174,038 283,241 71,852 400,254 66,921 39,153 72,464 31,627 90,357 31,942 37,290
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 1,431,370 854,520
Transportation as % of total 86.6 76.8 91.6 82.0 96.4 97.3 81.4 94.1 84.6 96.0 92.0

NOTE: Transportation-related includes oil spilled from transportation vessels, vehicles, and equipment, as well as from transportation-related facilities (e.g., at ports and fuel stations). Other includes nonvessel common carriers. Data may not add to total because of independent rounding

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations using U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Pollution Incidents In and Around U.S. Waters, available at http://www.uscg.mil/, as of October 2003.