Performance of european cross-country oil pipelines statistical summary of reported spillages – 2001

21 Jan 2003

The performance in 2001 of 35,545 km of on-shore oil pipelines in Europe is reported with regards to hydrocarbon spillage. Incidents are analysed by cause and the effectiveness of the clean up is recorded. The inventory of European oil pipelines covered by this annual report has been increased by 4800 km with the inclusion of data for Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Direct repair and cleanup costs are reported. Performance in 2001 was again better than the long-term average. Third party activities remain the main cause of spillage incidents. The report also gives the annual intelligence pig inspection statistics.