Offshore spills in long-term decline

April 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Apr2012, Issue 447, p52
The article reports on the long-term decline of spills from Great Britain's offshore oil and gas industry. Between 2005 and 2009, an average of about 50 tonnes of oil were spilled annually. It was reported that the 1997 increase was caused by a tanker colliding with a floating platform in the Captain oil field. Data on crude oil and gas production, number of oil discharges and total amount of oil spilled are also provided.


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