Performance of european cross-country oil pipelinesstatistical summary of reported spillages – 2002

21 Apr 2004

This annual report covers the performance with regards to hydrocarbon spillage of35,592 km of on-shore oil pipelines in Europe in 2002. Incidents are analysed by cause and the effectiveness of the clean up is recorded. Direct repair and clean-up costs are reported. The inventory of European oil pipelines covered by this annual report is essentially the same as for the 2001 exercise. Performance in 2002 was marginally better than the long-term average. Third party activities remain one of the main causes of spillage incidents, although this year, corrosion caused a slightly larger number of incidents. The report also gives the annual intelligence pig inspection statistics.