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Idaho

29
Incidents

$1
Fatalities

$4
Injuries

$7.9M
Property Damages

22
Gas Incidents

$7
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Idaho Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'88

1988

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'93

1993

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'94

1994

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'95

1995

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 100%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 100%

'98

1998

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'99

1999

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'01

2001

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'02

2002

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'03

2003

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 100%

'06

2006

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 100%

'08

2008

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'09

2009

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

'11

2011

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 67%

Corrosion : 33%

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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
Jan. 13, 1986 Intermountain Gas Co 0 0 $98.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 6, 1987 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $157K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
July 23, 1987 Yellowstone Pipeline Co 0 0 $8,708 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 24, 1988 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $127K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 6, 1993 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $245K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 7, 1993 Pacific Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $122K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 29, 1993 Chevron Pipeline Co 0 0 $21.4K External Corrosion
Feb. 22, 1994 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $240K External Corrosion
March 31, 1995 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $419K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
June 28, 1995 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $967K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
June 10, 1996 Intermountain Gas Co 0 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Oct. 11, 1998 Washington Water Power Co 0 0 $197K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 27, 1999 Intermountain Gas Co 0 1 $1.3M Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 14, 2000 Chevron Pipe Line Northwest Region 0 0 $38.2K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 27, 2000 Holly Corp 0 0 $95.5K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 16, 2001 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 1 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 9, 2002 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $114K External Corrosion
Oct. 25, 2003 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $127K Pipe Seam
July 28, 2006 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $643K Pipe Seam
Aug. 21, 2006 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $250K Butt Weld
Aug. 21, 2006 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $250K Butt Weld
Aug. 30, 2006 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $305K Butt Weld
Feb. 24, 2008 Avista Corp 0 0 $316K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
March 31, 2008 Avista Corp 0 0 $211K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Jan. 2, 2009 Avista Corp 0 0 $1.03M Temperature
Sept. 2, 2009 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $136K Pipe Seam
March 30, 2011 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $219K External Corrosion
April 27, 2011 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $134K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
May 24, 2011 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $138K Construction, Installation Or Fabrication Related