Fewer spills from petroleum pipelines occurred in Western Europe in 1990 than in and of the previous 20 years for which such statistics have been compiled. Only three reportable spills occurred in 1990, the most recent Year for which data have been compiled. Total amount of spilled crude oil and petroleum product amounted to 582 cu m (3,667 bbl), of which 520 cu m (3,276 bbl) were lost in the environment. The gross quantity spilled has only been lower once, in 1975. The results were reported by Conservation of Clean Air and water Europe (Concawe), Brussels, in its annual report "Performance of Oil Industry Cross-Country...

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