The clean-up cost of an oil spill depends on multiple factors and is difficult to accurately assess.1 However, the latest large-scale oil spill – the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 – is estimated to have a cost a total of approximately US$40 billion.2
1 Montewka et al. 2013
2 Environmental Research Consulting, US Department of the Interior, Citigroup, BP, The Economist
The Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market has been estimated at US$38 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach US$54 billion by 2020.