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Michigan

171
Incidents

23
Fatalities

72
Injuries

$804M
Property Damages

130
Gas Incidents

41
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Michigan Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Excavation Damage : 71%

All Other Causes : 14%

'87

1987

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

All Other Causes : 86%

'88

1988

7 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 29%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Excavation Damage : 29%

All Other Causes : 29%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'91

1991

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 67%

Corrosion : 17%

'92

1992

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 40%

'93

1993

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'94

1994

10 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 10%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Incorrect Operation : 10%

Excavation Damage : 10%

All Other Causes : 50%

'95

1995

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 20%

Excavation Damage : 60%

All Other Causes : 20%

'96

1996

9 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 11%

Incorrect Operation : 22%

Excavation Damage : 44%

Corrosion : 11%

All Other Causes : 11%

'97

1997

7 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 14%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Excavation Damage : 29%

Corrosion : 14%

All Other Causes : 29%

'98

1998

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 17%

'99

1999

16 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 13%

Natural Force Damage : 13%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 6%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Excavation Damage : 31%

All Other Causes : 13%

'00

2000

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'01

2001

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 40%

'02

2002

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 20%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'03

2003

13 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 8%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 15%

Excavation Damage : 23%

All Other Causes : 54%

'04

2004

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 40%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

'05

2005

7 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 43%

Natural Force Damage : 14%

Excavation Damage : 29%

All Other Causes : 14%

'06

2006

9 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 22%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 22%

All Other Causes : 22%

'07

2007

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'08

2008

8 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 13%

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 13%

All Other Causes : 25%

'09

2009

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 75%

Excavation Damage : 25%

'10

2010

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 33%

'11

2011

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 11%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Incorrect Operation : 22%

Excavation Damage : 11%

Corrosion : 11%

All Other Causes : 11%

'12

2012

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

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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
Feb. 22, 1986 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $410K Unspecified Weld
May 5, 1986 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 29, 1986 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $161K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 4, 1986 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $107K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 3, 1986 Total Pipeline Corp 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 9, 1986 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $98.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 14, 1986 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 1 2 $179K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 19, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $131K Miscellaneous Cause
June 11, 1987 Amoco Pipeline Co 0 0 $8,708 Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 18, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $174K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 28, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 31, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 12, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $1.74M Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Dec. 25, 1987 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 13, 1988 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 5 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 18, 1988 Michigan Gas Utilities Co 0 0 $228K Miscellaneous Cause
March 10, 1988 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $152K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 16, 1988 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $5.4M Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 6, 1988 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $1.13M Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 16, 1988 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $101K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Sept. 23, 1988 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $160K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Feb. 23, 1989 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $488K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 8, 1989 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $24.4K Miscellaneous Cause
July 13, 1989 Michigan Gas Utilities Co 0 3 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 2, 1991 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $113K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 17, 1991 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $2,265 Unspecified Corrosion
May 7, 1991 Consumers Energy Co 0 2 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
July 17, 1991 Consumers Energy Co 1 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Oct. 7, 1991 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $189K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 9, 1991 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $453K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
May 12, 1992 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $51.6K Miscellaneous Cause
May 20, 1992 Consumers Energy Co 1 2 $1.03M Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 12, 1992 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 6, 1992 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $184K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 14, 1992 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $36.8K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 29, 1993 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $115K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 3, 1993 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $288K Miscellaneous Cause
June 16, 1993 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 20, 1994 Wolverine Pipeline Co 0 0 $53.6K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 23, 1994 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 11, 1994 Consumers Energy Co 0 2 $127K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 13, 1994 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $0 Temperature
Feb. 27, 1994 Anr Pipeline Co 0 0 $2.12M Miscellaneous Cause
April 14, 1994 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
May 2, 1994 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 26, 1994 Dome Petroleum Corp 0 0 $2,115 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 21, 1994 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $141K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 30, 1994 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $106K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Feb. 25, 1995 Basin Pipeline Corp 0 2 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
April 23, 1995 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $1.38M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 22, 1995 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $111K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 12, 1995 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $69.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 23, 1995 Michigan Gas Co 0 1 $690 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 23, 1996 Total Pipeline Corp 0 0 $61K External Corrosion
Feb. 3, 1996 Consumers Energy Co 2 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 7, 1996 Michigan Gas Utilities Co 0 0 $136K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 10, 1996 Anr Pipeline Co 0 0 $610K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 10, 1996 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $136K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 10, 1996 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 26, 1996 Sun Pipeline Corp General Wash Bldg 0 0 $67.8K Unspecified Weld
Sept. 26, 1996 Wolverine Pipeline Company 0 1 $172K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 30, 1996 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $183K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 14, 1997 Semco Energy Gas Company 0 1 $107K Temperature
July 2, 1997 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $107K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 13, 1997 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 1 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 9, 1997 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $86.6K External Corrosion
Oct. 18, 1997 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $1.86M Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 13, 1997 Semco Energy Gas Company 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 16, 1997 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Feb. 26, 1998 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $132K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 7, 1998 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $151K Internal Corrosion
Oct. 19, 1998 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 19, 1998 Consumers Energy Co 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 15, 1998 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $132K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Dec. 25, 1998 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 1 0 $263K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 15, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 1 0 $0 Unspecified Outside Force Damage
March 7, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $909K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
March 15, 1999 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 16, 1999 Bp Pipelines Inc 0 0 $364K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 19, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $130K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
May 3, 1999 Dome Petroleum Corp 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 15, 1999 Semco Energy Gas Company 0 0 $481K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 25, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $650K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 7, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $117K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 2, 1999 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $130K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 16, 1999 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $212K Earth Movement
Oct. 27, 1999 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $97.4K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 28, 1999 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 2, 1999 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $325K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
Nov. 2, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 10, 1999 Consumers Energy Co 5 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 1, 2000 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $2,546 Internal Corrosion
Feb. 23, 2000 Anr Pipeline Co 0 0 $378K Temperature
June 7, 2000 Wolverine Pipeline Company 0 0 $1.27M Unspecified Weld
Aug. 7, 2000 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $382K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 8, 2000 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 2 0 $127K Miscellaneous Cause
April 17, 2001 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $137K Temperature
Nov. 30, 2001 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 12, 2001 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 14, 2001 Sun Pipeline Corp General Wash Bldg 0 0 $311K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 18, 2001 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $249K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 22, 2002 Consumers Energy Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
March 15, 2002 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $3.8M Environmental Cracking Related
April 16, 2002 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $122K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 8, 2002 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $122K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 11, 2002 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 8, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 15, 2003 Michigan Gas Utilities Co 0 1 $132K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 27, 2003 Enbridge Pipelines (Toledo) Inc. 0 0 $307K Temperature
Feb. 28, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $120K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
March 16, 2003 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $241K Miscellaneous Cause
March 16, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
April 12, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
May 7, 2003 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $107K Joint/Fitting/Component
July 7, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $120K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 18, 2003 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $309K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 13, 2003 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $144K Joint/Fitting/Component
Oct. 23, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $180K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 13, 2003 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 16, 2004 Markwest Michigan Pipeline, Llc 0 0 $178K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Feb. 1, 2004 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $298K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
April 6, 2004 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $516K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
July 13, 2004 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $237K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 25, 2004 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $119K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 18, 2005 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $53.7K Temperature
Feb. 8, 2005 Consumers Energy Co 0 2 $2.35M Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
April 12, 2005 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $354K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 1, 2005 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $1.64M Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 27, 2005 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $586K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Oct. 4, 2005 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $147K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 20, 2005 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $586K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 20, 2006 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $113K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 31, 2006 Semco Energy Gas Company 0 0 $1M Previous Mechanical Damage
April 20, 2006 Enbridge Pipelines (Toledo) Inc. 0 0 $128K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
May 6, 2006 Wolverine Pipeline Co 0 0 $829K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 31, 2006 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $166K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Nov. 14, 2006 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $158K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Nov. 30, 2006 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $152K Joint/Fitting/Component
Dec. 12, 2006 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $284K Unknown Cause
Dec. 19, 2006 Anr Pipeline Co 1 0 $1.92M Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 14, 2007 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $110K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Jan. 10, 2008 Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co 0 0 $232K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Feb. 16, 2008 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 3 $157K Intentional Damage
Feb. 21, 2008 Anr Pipeline Co 0 0 $564K Internal Corrosion
Feb. 26, 2008 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 1 $1.08M Unknown Cause
May 19, 2008 Michigan Gas Utilities Co 0 0 $196K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 20, 2008 Consumers Energy Co 1 0 $418K Unknown Cause
Dec. 5, 2008 Amoco Oil Co 1 0 $615K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Dec. 30, 2008 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $208K Butt Weld
Feb. 11, 2009 Consumers Energy Co 0 2 $103K Joint/Fitting/Component
March 11, 2009 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $1.06M Pipe Seam
April 15, 2009 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $106K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 23, 2009 Northern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $709K Environmental Cracking Related
April 25, 2010 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $1.11M Other Equipment Failure
May 29, 2010 Amoco Oil Co 0 0 $1.97M Manufacturing Related
June 17, 2010 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $212K Other Outside Force Damage
July 26, 2010 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $728M Unknown Cause
Aug. 16, 2010 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $199K Internal Corrosion
Dec. 29, 2010 Consumers Energy Co 2 2 $2.58M Unknown Cause
Jan. 12, 2011 Bluewater Gas Storage, Llc 0 0 $3.01M Internal Corrosion
Feb. 23, 2011 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $150K Construction, Installation Or Fabrication Related
April 6, 2011 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $361K Earth Movement
April 13, 2011 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $12.8M Non Threaded Connection Failure
April 13, 2011 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $241K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
May 12, 2011 Buckeye Development & Logistics, Llc 0 0 $0 Incorrect Valve Position
July 6, 2011 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $105K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 4, 2011 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 1 0 $7,700 Unknown Cause
Oct. 17, 2011 Michigan Consolidated Gas Co (Michcon) 0 0 $666K Other Incorrect Operation
Jan. 11, 2012 Anr Pipeline Co 0 0 $410K Unknown Cause
Feb. 15, 2012 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $300K Manufacturing Related
Aug. 28, 2012 Consumers Energy Co 0 0 $204K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment