01 Apr 2001

Integrity of oil pipelines in Western Europe

The CONCAWE pipeline statistics now includes data from 72 companies and other bodies operating oil pipelines in Western Europe. These organizations operate some 250 different service pipelines which, at the end of 1999, had a combined length of 30 720 km; this length has remained fairly constant for a number of years.

The volume transported in 1999 was 674 million cubic metres of crude oil and refined products, again similar to recent years. The total traffic volume (i.e. volume x distance transported) in 1999 amounted to 125 x 109 m3 x km.