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Alabama

97
Incidents

15
Fatalities

42
Injuries

$29.1M
Property Damages

71
Gas Incidents

26
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Alabama Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

3 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'88

1988

6 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 17%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 33%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'90

1990

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'91

1991

4 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'92

1992

8 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 38%

Corrosion : 13%

All Other Causes : 50%

'93

1993

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

'94

1994

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'95

1995

4 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'96

1996

4 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 25%

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 25%

'97

1997

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'98

1998

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'00

2000

6 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'01

2001

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'02

2002

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 67%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'03

2003

7 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 14%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 29%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

Excavation Damage : 43%

'04

2004

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

Excavation Damage : 43%

All Other Causes : 29%

'05

2005

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'06

2006

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

'07

2007

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 17%

'08

2008

4 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 25%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

'09

2009

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'10

2010

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'11

2011

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

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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 12, 1986 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $2.32M Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 11, 1986 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $8,935 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 19, 1987 Douglas Oil Purchasing Co Inc 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 8, 1987 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $34.8K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 11, 1987 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $1,741 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 15, 1988 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Feb. 3, 1988 South Alabama Utilities 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Feb. 15, 1988 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 15, 1988 Daphne Utility Dept, City Of 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
March 29, 1988 Cordova, Water Works & Gas Board Fo The City Of 1 1 $127K External Corrosion
Dec. 7, 1988 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $128K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 4, 1989 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $130K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 14, 1989 Pleasant Grove Municipal Gas System, City Of 2 0 $146K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Sept. 28, 1989 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $179K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 1, 1990 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $287K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 13, 1990 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $3,024 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
May 24, 1991 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $4,531 Internal Corrosion
Oct. 9, 1991 Jacksonville Water Work, Gas & Sewer Board 0 1 $75.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 1, 1991 Mobile Gas Service Corp 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 13, 1991 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 12, 1992 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 24, 1992 Decatur Utilities Decatur Gas Department 0 1 $295K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 16, 1992 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $7,366 Internal Corrosion
July 16, 1992 Hunt Refining Co 0 0 $736 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Sept. 29, 1992 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 5, 1992 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $2.74M Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 19, 1992 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $7,366 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 25, 1992 Oneonta Gas Dept 0 1 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
May 27, 1993 Enstar Natural Gas Co 0 0 $360K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
June 3, 1993 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Jan. 12, 1994 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
June 29, 1994 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $7,051 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Jan. 1, 1995 Exxon Co Usa New Orleans Production Organization 0 0 $290K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 9, 1995 Exxon Co Usa New Orleans Production Organization 0 0 $152K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 2, 1995 Enterprise Products Co 0 0 $22.5K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 6, 1995 Marshall County Gas District 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 24, 1996 Hunt Refining Co 0 0 $0 External Corrosion
Aug. 30, 1996 Marshall County Gas District 1 0 $0 Earth Movement
Oct. 17, 1996 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 23, 1996 Koch Gateway Pipeline Co 0 0 $110K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 2, 1997 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $101K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 12, 1997 Trussville, Utilities Board, City Of 0 1 $133K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 8, 1997 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 11, 1997 Mobile Gas Service Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 15, 1998 Conecuh Monroe Counties Gas Dist 0 1 $224K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 15, 1998 Fultondale Gas Board 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 22, 1999 Bridgeport Utilities Board 4 5 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 1, 1999 Southeast Alabama Gas District 0 1 $117K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 17, 2000 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $509K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 3, 2000 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $127K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 16, 2000 Childersburg Gas Board 1 0 $636 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 28, 2000 Marshall County Gas District 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 2000 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $63.7K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 1, 2000 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 9, 2001 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $103K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Jan. 16, 2001 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $271K External Corrosion
Jan. 10, 2002 Shell Chemical Co 0 0 $232K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 28, 2002 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $612K Joint/Fitting/Component
Sept. 20, 2002 Florida Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $196K Fillet Weld
April 7, 2003 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $332K Joint/Fitting/Component
June 4, 2003 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $301K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 6, 2003 Mobile Gas Service Corp 0 1 $2,405 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 20, 2003 Transmontaigne Operating Company L.P. 0 0 $12.5K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 19, 2003 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 1 $5,491 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 23, 2003 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 1 $0 Non Threaded Connection Failure
Dec. 10, 2003 El Paso Field Services 0 1 $32.2K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Jan. 13, 2004 Gulf South Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $131K Unknown Cause
Jan. 20, 2004 Alabama Gas Corporation 1 0 $148K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 26, 2004 Mobile Gas Service Corp 0 0 $119K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 21, 2004 Alabama Gas Corporation 1 0 $22K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 5, 2004 Marshall County Gas District 0 1 $0 Joint/Fitting/Component
Oct. 21, 2004 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 27, 2004 Hunt Refining Co 0 0 $821K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 18, 2005 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $61.9K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 10, 2005 Alabama Gas Corporation 3 0 $58.6K Unknown Cause
May 16, 2006 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $78.8K Lightning
Aug. 13, 2006 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $150K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Jan. 2, 2007 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $56.2K Lightning
Jan. 23, 2007 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $1.47M Butt Weld
Feb. 1, 2007 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $271K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 12, 2007 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $260K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Sept. 19, 2007 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $329K External Corrosion
Dec. 21, 2007 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $622K External Corrosion
Jan. 26, 2008 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $196K Body Of Pipe
March 14, 2008 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $144K Butt Weld
Nov. 20, 2008 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $121K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 29, 2008 Bp Pipeline (North America) Inc. 0 0 $1.64M Lightning
March 29, 2009 Dekalb Cherokee Counties Gas District 0 1 $175K Unknown Cause
Oct. 1, 2009 Dcp Midstream 0 0 $1.47M Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 31, 2009 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $271K Body Of Pipe
Jan. 29, 2010 Florence Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $91.8K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
April 29, 2010 Mobile Gas Service Corp 0 1 $0 Unknown Cause
Oct. 28, 2010 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $236K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 1, 2011 Alabama Gas Corporation 0 0 $707K Mechanical Fitting
Feb. 18, 2011 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $173K Construction, Installation Or Fabrication Related
Dec. 3, 2011 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $7.66M External Corrosion
Dec. 6, 2011 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $833K Incorrect Installation