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Factsheet: Recent Major International Oil Spills

There have been many major oil spills around the world in recent years. For the pdf of this factsheet, click here.

 Date

Location

Spill (gallons)

Substance

Source

4/27/2010

Vietnam

115,400

Diesel Fuel

Tanker Sank

8/28/2009

Suez Canal

16,320

Fuel Oil

Tanker Spill

8/24/2009

Australia

1,260,000

Crude Oil

Offshore Rig Blowout

6/17/2009

Vietnam

474,600

Crude Oil

Tanker Exploded

3/11/2009

Queensland

22,000

Crude Oil

Cargo Ship Leak

10/31/2008

United Kingdom

3,079

Crude Oil

Offshore Rig Leak

12/7/2007

South Korea

3,663,534

Crude Oil

Tanker Collision

8/11/2006

Philippines

530,000

Crude Oil

Tanker Destroyed

7/28/2003

Pakistan

8,620,080

Crude Oil

Tanker Destroyed

11/13/2002

Spain

23,700,000

Crude Oil

Tanker Destroyed


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