February 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: European pipeline performance

European oil industry group CONCAWE has collected 40 years of spillage data on European cross-country oil pipelines with particular regard to spillages volume, cleanup and recovery, environmental cons..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

European oil industry group CONCAWE has collected 40 years of spillage data on European cross-country oil pipelines with particular regard to spillages volume, cleanup and recovery, environmental consequences and causes of the incidents. The results have been published in annual reports since 1971. CONCAWE recently issued a report that covers the performance of these pipelines in 2010 and provides a full historical perspective since 1971. The performance over the whole 40-year period is analyzed in various ways, including gross and net spillage volumes. Spillage causes are grouped into five main categories: mechanical failure, operational, corrosion, natural hazard and third party. Data for

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