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Alaska

65
Incidents

$2
Fatalities

$13
Injuries

$74.6M
Property Damages

52
Gas Incidents

$13
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

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Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'89

1989

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'90

1990

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'91

1991

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'92

1992

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'93

1993

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 20%

Natural Force Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 40%

'94

1994

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'96

1996

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'98

1998

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 83%

Excavation Damage : 17%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'00

2000

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 67%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'01

2001

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 40%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'02

2002

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 80%

All Other Causes : 20%

'03

2003

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 60%

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 20%

'04

2004

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'05

2005

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'07

2007

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'08

2008

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'09

2009

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 83%

All Other Causes : 17%

'10

2010

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

'11

2011

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'12

2012

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

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More on this Data

The map displays only "significant incidents," defined by PHMSA, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, as those that caused either a death or serious injury, cost more than $50,000, released more than 50 barrels of liquid, or caused a fire or explosion (see the official definition here). It includes incidents through Sept. 28, 2012. Many incidents lack sufficient location data and do not appear on the map.
Source: PHMSA

Date Operator Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Cause
July 28, 1989 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 23, 1990 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 21, 1991 Enstar Natural Gas Co 1 0 $90.6K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
May 24, 1992 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 2 $118K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Jan. 1, 1993 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $115K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Feb. 10, 1993 North Crossett Gas & Water 0 3 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 28, 1993 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $5.04M Unspecified Natural Force Damage
June 1, 1993 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $720K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 28, 1993 Cook Inlet Pipeline Co 0 0 $21.6K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
Feb. 16, 1994 Bp Exploration (Alaska) Inc. 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
April 20, 1996 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
April 24, 1996 Enstar Natural Gas Co 1 0 $0 Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 5, 1996 Cook Inlet Pipeline Co 0 0 $136K Internal Corrosion
April 18, 1997 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $127K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 23, 1997 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $200K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Feb. 13, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $132K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
March 1, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $2.63M Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 30, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $132K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 9, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $658K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 24, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 1 $658K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Dec. 10, 1998 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $132K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Aug. 7, 1999 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $130K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Nov. 13, 1999 Bp Pipelines (Alaska), Inc 0 0 $130K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 10, 2000 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $95.5K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Jan. 26, 2000 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $95.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 6, 2000 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $1.27M Unspecified Outside Force Damage
July 31, 2001 Tesoro Alaska Pipeline Company 0 0 $622K External Corrosion
Aug. 14, 2001 Bp Pipelines (Alaska), Inc 0 0 $124K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 22, 2001 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $124K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Sept. 22, 2001 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $373K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 4, 2001 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $3.73M Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 17, 2002 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $122K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
April 9, 2002 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $4.89M Unspecified Outside Force Damage
April 15, 2002 Union Oil Co Of California 0 1 $36.7K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
May 26, 2002 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $428K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
June 4, 2002 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $306K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 5, 2003 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
April 7, 2003 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $180K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Sept. 2, 2003 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 1 $60.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 11, 2003 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $180K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 30, 2003 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $180K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
March 2, 2004 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $178K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
April 27, 2004 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $143K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 17, 2004 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $239K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Dec. 24, 2004 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $239K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 25, 2005 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $118K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
June 1, 2005 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $413K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
June 13, 2005 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $236K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Sept. 1, 2005 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $236K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
April 7, 2006 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $251K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Jan. 9, 2007 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $500K Miscellaneous Cause
March 23, 2007 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 2 $33.8K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
March 10, 2008 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $158K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 13, 2008 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $1.05M Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Aug. 22, 2008 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $210K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
March 12, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 1 $102K Unknown Cause
March 20, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $308K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 30, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $206K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
July 11, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $104K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Sept. 17, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $103K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Sept. 30, 2009 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $514K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
April 6, 2010 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $101K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 25, 2010 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $29.1M Overfill/Overflow Of Tank/Vessel/Sump
Jan. 8, 2011 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co 0 0 $15.7M Internal Corrosion
Aug. 30, 2012 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $255K Unknown Cause