• Over $10 billion dollars is being spent annually worldwide to clean up oil spills.1
  • In 1989, 37,415 tonnes (11 million gallons) of oil were spilled off the Alaskan coast making it the costliest spill in history at $2.5 billon dollars to clean up. The Exxon Valdez spill has been seen on the Alaskan coastline for nearly 30 years.2
  • Clean-up costs from the January 2006 Queensland, Australia spill in which a coal carrier dumped 25,000 litres along the coast were estimated at more than $3 million dollars.3