TABLE E-7 Volume of Oil Spills from Facilities by Sources: 1995-2005

TABLE E-7 Volume of Oil Spills from Facilities by Sources: 1995-2005

(Thousands of gallons)

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  Airports/aircrafts Offshore Onshore Pipelines Railroads/rails Tank trucks Other vehicles Other facilities Unknown Total
1995 2 12 116 78 44 0 0 20 9 281
1996 2 227 192 988 1 3 1 24 11 1,449
1997 1 13 175 267 4 4 1 92 12 569
1998 1 25 106 204 0 11 1 16 32 396
1999 0 11 426 39 1 13 1 45 47 583
2000 2 11 256 99 0 11 1 13 8 401
2001 1 31 192 8 1 U 12 140 64 450
2002 0 63 142 0 0 U 4 0 79 288
2003 0 36 35 0 0 U 0 0 3 74
2004 0 10 62 0 0 U 0 0 1 74
2005 0 1 2 0 0 U 0 0 111 113

NOTES: Other Vehicles include passenger cars, 4-wheel drives and ATVs. The drop in total spills from 2002 to 2005 reflects the implementation of a new database following a massive breakdown of the main Coast Guard Oil spill database (MSIS) in November 2001. The new system (MISLE) only counts the spill if it is investigated.

In 2005 facilities accounted for 66 percent of all spills, largely the result of an Unknown facility spill that occurred on the Kentucky River in January, spilling 110,000 gallons of crude oil.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: American Petroleum Institute, Oil Spills in U.S. Waters, available at http://www.api.org/ as of November 2007.