Performance of European crosscountry oil pipelinesStatistical summary of reported spillages – 2004
This annual report covers the performance with regards to hydrocarbon spillage of35,383 km of on-shore oil pipelines in Europe in 2004. Incidents are analysed bycause and the effectiveness of the clean up is recorded. Direct repair and clean-upcosts are reported. The inventory of European oil pipelines covered by this annualreport is similar to that covered in 2003. Performance in 2004 was significantlybetter than both the 2003 performance and the long-term average performance.This year, mechanical failure caused more accidents than third party activitiesalthough the latter caused the highest spillage volume. The report also gives theannual intelligence pig inspection statistics.