Statistics on Oil Spills in USA

Table 386. Oil Spills in U.S. Water — Number and Volume
[These summary statistics are based on reported discharges of oil and petroleum based products into U.S. navigable waters, including territorial waters (extending 3 to 12 miles from the coastline), tributaries, the contiguous zone, onto shoreline, or into other waters that threaten the marine environment. Spills associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have been excluded]
Spill characteristic Number of spills
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
    Total 8,354 7,559 4,497 4,192 3,897 4,073 4,406 4,032 3,633 3,492
Size of spill (gallons):
..1 to 100 8,058 7,256 4,269 3,975 3,677 3,857 4,166 3,827 3,474 3,351
..101 to 1,000 219 216 176 169 170 166 194 168 130 123
..1,001 to 3,000 37 45 34 19 34 26 23 18 12 9
..3,001 to 5,000 12 16 2 12 2 9 6 8 8 2
..5,001 to 10,000 16 11 5 11 4 7 4 6 3 3
..10,001 to 50,000 6 14 8 6 5 5 9 2 3 4
..50,001 to 100,000 4 2 1 1 1 2 1
..100,001 to 1,000,000 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 2
..1,000,000 and over 1 1
Source:
..Tankship 111 95 55 38 35 40 39 42 36 34
..Tankbarge 229 246 126 156 143 130 141 118 184 166
..All other vessels 5,220 4,680 1,635 1,521 1,527 1,789 1,985 1,930 1,577 1,585
..Facilities 1,054 995 1,219 1,083 1,099 996 1,128 1,063 1,048 963
..Pipelines 25 34 1 1 20 20 25 18 17
..All other nonvessels 566 436 67 56 37 264 295 333 297 312
..Unknown 1,149 1,073 1,395 1,337 1,055 834 798 521 473 415

Source (See “Water Use & Quality”)

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