Sometimes oil spills are not as easy to detect as one would think and even a small drip can turn into a big problem over time. But with proper training and inspections, most issues are caught early and can be fixed with minimal effort. It is far easier and less costly to prevent an oil spill than to clean one up, but accidents do happen.
|Rate of Leak||Gallons/Year Cost||Dollar/Year Cost||Tons of Contaminated Soil|
|Drop Every 10 Seconds||40||$160||150|
|Drop Every 5 Seconds||80||$320||300|
|3 Drops Every Second||1200||$4800||4500|
|Drop Every Second||410||$1640||1500|
|Stream that Breaks into Drops||8600||$34,400||32,000|
Fuel spills and leaks happen at fuel facilities for many reasons from operator error to structural issues of tanks and piping, fuel theft, etc.
Most fuel releases can be prevented through proper training of facility employees, inventory program scheduling and implementation, regular maintenance and standardized inspections with follow-up actions to findings.
If you have found a spill, follow the procedures in your SPCC plan. Frontier Fuel Service can assist with prevention, incident command, site assessments and spill cleanup.