TABLE 1-5-7 - Volume of Oil Spills From Facilities by Sources: 1998-2006

TABLE 1-5-7 - Volume of Oil Spills From Facilities by Sources: 1998-2006

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Thousands of gallons

  Airports/ aircrafts Offshore Onshore Pipelines Railroads/rails Tank trucks Other vehicles Other facilities Unknown Total
1998 1.0 25.0 106.0 204.0 0.0 11.0 1.0 17.0 32.0 397.0
1999 0.0 11.0 426.0 39.0 1.0 13.0 1.0 46.0 47.0 584.0
2000 2.0 11.0 256.0 99.0 0.0 11.0 1.0 14.0 8.0 402.0
2001 0.8 31.3 196.6 8.8 0.5 U 12.5 140.0 64.2 454.7
2002 0.1 63.3 274.2 0.1 0.0 U 6.2 0.0 79.0 422.9
2003 0.2 35.8 128.9 0.2 0.0 U 0.7 0.0 2.7 168.5
2004 0.3 10.3 1,398.9 0.0 0.1 U 1.7 0.0 16.4 1,427.7
2005 0.0 12.0 123.9 0.8 0.0 U 0.8 0.0 112.0 249.5
2006 1.0 13.6 320.8 2.0 0.0 U 4.6 0.0 1.1 343.1

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: From 2001, Other vehicles include tank trucks and passenger cars. 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 44% 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.

In June 2006, facilities accounted 42% of all spills in that year, an Onshore facility spilled 144,018 gallons of oil (waste/lubricants) into the Corpus Christi Bay.

Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

The highest volume of spills from onshore facilities in 2004 is due to unknown material (oil like) spill in the Philippines Sea.

SOURCE: American Petroleum Institute, Oil Spills in U.S. Waters, available at http://www.api.org/ as of December 2009.