Quantity of oil spilt from tanker incidents 1970-2019

This statistic shows the amount of oil leaked from tanker incidents from 1970 to 2019. During 2019 the quantity of oil spilled from oil tankers was approximately 1,000 metric tons in total.
In 2018, a total of 116,000 metric tons of oil was leaked from oil tanker incidents, the largest quantity leaked in 24 years. Most of the quantity leaked in 2018 was attributable to the incident involving the MT SANCHI in the East China Sea. Since the 70s and 80s, the average annual amount of oil spilled from tankers has decreased significantly.

Quantity of oil leaked from tanker incidents 1970 to 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1970 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The acronym ITOPF stands for The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited.

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