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Esm222_10_oil_spills - Sources of hydrocarbons ESM 222 Oil spills in marine environments by Victoria Broje Bren School of Environmental Science and

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1 Oil spills in marine environments by Victoria Broje Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara ESM 222 Sources of hydrocarbons Yaorong Qian Spills happen Black sea and Caspian sea environmental information center World oil production World Oil Production 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Year Production (milion barrels per day) USA OPEC Non-OPEC World Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, International Petroleum Monthly Transport routs of oil Torrey Canyon - England 1967 A Liberian-registered tanker en route from the Persian Gulf was stranded by an error in ship manoeuvring, releasing 93,000 tonnes of crude oil. Contaminated 300 kilometres of both England and France. Stafford Reid
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2 Amoco Cadiz - France 1978 A Liberian-registered tanker en route to England grounded on a reef off the coast of Brittany (France) and releasing 260,000 tonnes of crude oil. Contaminated 400 km of coast. It took six months to collect and dispose of the drifting oil. Stafford Reid Exxon Valdez - United States, 1989 A US-flagged tanker en route to Long Beach California wrecked on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska due to an error by the crew. Eight of the eleven tanks damaged, releasing 41,000 tonnes of Alaska North Slope Crude Oil. Contaminated 1,900 km of coast. Stafford Reid Prestige - Spain, 2002 The Prestige was a 26 years old single-hulled tanker owned by a Liberian company that belong to a Greek boat owners family, with flag of convenience of Bahamas. The oil belonged to a Russian Company now disappeared, based in Switzerland that worked through a British Shipping Agent The vessel had been repaired in China ashort time before. More than 15 countries were
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 222 taught by Professor Keller during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Esm222_10_oil_spills - Sources of hydrocarbons ESM 222 Oil spills in marine environments by Victoria Broje Bren School of Environmental Science and

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