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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills

This is a reverse-chronological list of oil spills that have occurred throughout the world and spill(s) that are currently ongoing. Quantities are measured in tonnes of crude oil with one tonne roughly equal to 308 US gallons, 256 Imperial gallons, 7.33 barrels, or 1165 litres.

www.livescience.com/9885-faq-science-history-oil-spills.html

Q: How many oil spills are caused by rigs and how many by tankers? Tanker accidents have accounted for most of the world's largest oil spills. They are less frequent than other kinds of oil spills ...

ourworldindata.org/oil-spills

While in the 1970s there were 24.5 large (> 700 tonnes) oil spills per year, in the 2010s the average number of large oil spills decreased to 1.7 oil spills per year. Both, large oil spills and medium sized oil spills (7-700 tonnes) are decreasing. This happened as the worldwide trade of petroleum and gas products increased.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_spill

Oil spills can have disastrous consequences for society; economically, environmentally, and socially. As a result, oil spill accidents have initiated intense media attention and political uproar, bringing many together in a political struggle concerning government response to oil spills and what actions can best prevent them from happening.

response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/media/information...

We have a lot of information on our website about oil spills in general, as well as those cases in which we have provided scientific expertise during the response. In addition, we maintain IncidentNews.noaa.gov , which has information on thousands of selected historical incidents spanning 30 years of our experience responding to spills.

www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/03/25/us-racks-up...

Oil Spills Aplenty Since Exxon Valdez Storms, ship collisions, pipeline ruptures and explosions have spilled millions of gallons of oil across the United States.

www.abc.net.au/news/2010-05-03/timeline-20-years-of-major...

February 15, 1996 - The oil tanker MV Sea Empress hits rocks while entering the Cleddau Estuary in Wales, spilling up to 73,000 tonnes of oil into the bay. The spill was particularly deadly to the ...

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/alberta-pipelines-5-major-oil...

Five million litres of a bitumen-water-sand emulsion were found to have leaked Wednesday from a Nexen Energy pipeline south of Fort McMurray, Alta. — one of the biggest oil spills in the ...

www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/oil-spills

Oil Spill Threatens a Treasured Coral Atoll in the South Pacific . A cargo ship has been leaking fuel for weeks on one of the Solomon Islands, home to a site that Unesco calls a “true natural ...

www.businessinsider.com/how-much-oil-spills-from-pipelines...

Aleszu Bajak put together this interactive graphic for Undark that shows how many gallons of crude oil have spilled from pipelines since 2010: ... Pipelines have fewer oil spills, but their spills ...