Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top 25 Oil Spills in the Last Decade

Here is a listing of the worst oil spills in the world in the last ten years. The information is listed in the following order: The name of the spill is followed by the country, location, date and quantity of oil spilled. Quantities are measured in tonnes of crude oil with one tonne roughly equal to 308 US gallons, or 7.33 barrels, or 1165 liters. 
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1. Deepwater Horizon, United States, Gulf of Mexico, 20 April 2010 – 15 July 2010, 627,000 tonnes

2. 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill, Nigeria, Niger Delta, 1 May 2010, 95,500 tonnes

3. Xingang Port oil spill, China, Yellow Sea, 16 July 2010 - 21 July 2010, 90,000 tonnes

4. Montara oil spill, Australia, Timor Sea, 21 August 2009, 30,000 tonnes

5. Jiyeh power station oil spill, Lebanonk, 14 July 2006 - 15 July 2006, 30,000 tonnes

6. Tasman Spirit, Pakistan, Karachi 28 July 2003, 30,000 tonnes

7. Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina), United States, Cox Bay, Louisiana 30 August 2005, 12,000 tonnes

8. 2007 Korea oil spill, South Korea, Yellow Sea, 7 December 2007, 10,800 tonnes

9. 2008 New Orleans oil spill, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana, 28 July 2008, 8,800 tonnes

10. Citgo refinery oil spill United States, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 19 June 2006, 6,500 tonnes

11. Nigeria oil spill Nigeria, Bonga Field, 21 December 2011, 5,500 tonnes

12. 2007 Statfjord oil spill Norway, Norwegian Sea, 12 December 2007, 4,000 tonnes

13. 2011 Little Buffalo oil spill Canada, Alberta, 29 April 2011, 3,800  tonnes

14. Murphy Oil USA refinery spill (Hurricane Katrina) United States, Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana 30 August 2005, 3,410 tonnes

15. Shell (Hurricane Katrina) United States, Pilottown, Louisiana, 30 August 2005, 3,400 tonnes

16. Kalamazoo River oil spill United States, Kalamazoo River, Calhoun County, Michigan, 26 July 2010, 3,250 tonnes

17. Chevron (Hurricane Katrina) United States, Empire, Louisiana, 30 August 2005, 3,200 tonnes

18. 2MT Bunga Kelana 3 Singapore, Singapore Strait, 25 May 2010, 2,500 tonnes

19. Kab 101 Mexico, Bay of Campeche, 23 October 2007 – 17 December 2007, 1,869 tonnes

20. Guimaras oil spill Philippines, 11 August 2006, 1,540 tonnes

21. MV Selendang Ayu, United States, Unalaska Island, Alaska, 8 December 2004, 1,560 tonnes

22. 2010 Port Arthur oil spill, United States, Port Arthur, Texas, 23 January 2010, 1,500 tonnes

23. Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina), 1,560, 30 August 2005, 1,500 tonnes

24. Arthur Kill storage tank spill (Hurricane Sandy), United States, New Jersey, Sewaren, 29 October 2012 1,130 tonnes

25. Trans-Alaska Pipeline spill, United States, Anchorage, Alaska, 25 May 2010, 1,200 tonnes

Source: Wikipedia

© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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