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Pipeline Safety Tracker » North Carolina

North Carolina

68
Incidents

3
Fatalities

44
Injuries

$15.3M
Property Damages

43
Gas Incidents

25
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the North Carolina Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

1 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 100%

'87

1987

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 17%

'88

1988

5 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 80%

'89

1989

4 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Excavation Damage : 25%

All Other Causes : 50%

'90

1990

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'91

1991

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'92

1992

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'93

1993

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 50%

'95

1995

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'96

1996

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'98

1998

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 60%

All Other Causes : 20%

'99

1999

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'00

2000

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'01

2001

6 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 83%

All Other Causes : 17%

'02

2002

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 67%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'03

2003

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Excavation Damage : 80%

'04

2004

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'05

2005

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'06

2006

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'07

2007

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

Corrosion : 33%

'08

2008

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'10

2010

1 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

'11

2011

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

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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
Nov. 14, 1986 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $1,787 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 21, 1987 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $3,483 External Corrosion
June 2, 1987 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $8,708 Earth Movement
June 11, 1987 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 1 $80.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 31, 1987 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 5, 1987 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 1 18 $43.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 21, 1987 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 1, 1988 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $220K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 18, 1988 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 17, 1988 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $110K Miscellaneous Cause
June 18, 1988 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $20.3K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 15, 1988 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 3, 1989 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 1 $40.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 23, 1989 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 3, 1989 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 20, 1989 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $325K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 2, 1990 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 21, 1991 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $121K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 22, 1992 Exxonmobil Pipeline Co 0 0 $103K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 6, 1992 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $14.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 5, 1993 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $8,644 Miscellaneous Cause
May 12, 1993 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $144K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 28, 1993 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $43.2K External Corrosion
Sept. 6, 1993 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $311K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 6, 1995 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 14, 1995 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $4,143 Miscellaneous Cause
March 27, 1995 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 17, 1996 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $136K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 5, 1996 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $244K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 1, 1997 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 2 $26.6K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 9, 1997 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $333K Miscellaneous Cause
May 1, 1998 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 1 2 $132K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 2, 1998 Greenville Utilities Commission 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 16, 1998 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $105K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 26, 1998 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $1,316 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 18, 1998 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $129K Miscellaneous Cause
March 31, 1999 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $130K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 27, 1999 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 9, 1999 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $97.4K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
May 19, 2000 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $63.7K External Corrosion
Jan. 3, 2001 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $2.69M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 30, 2001 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $1.64M Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 25, 2001 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 15, 2001 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 16, 2001 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $24.9K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 29, 2001 Kings Mountain Natural Gas System 0 1 $16K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Feb. 4, 2002 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $173K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 7, 2002 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 12, 2002 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $2.33M Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Jan. 26, 2003 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $648K Temperature
Jan. 26, 2003 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $211K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 27, 2003 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $108K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 11, 2003 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $140K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 3, 2003 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $448K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 30, 2004 North Carolina Natural Gas Corp 0 0 $362K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 22, 2004 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $387K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 15, 2005 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $592K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Oct. 24, 2005 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $119K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 19, 2006 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $855K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 8, 2006 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $6,657 Non Threaded Connection Failure
Jan. 21, 2007 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $100K Internal Corrosion
July 17, 2007 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $380K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 10, 2007 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $310K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 19, 2008 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 1 2 $89.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 18, 2008 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $105K Intentional Damage
April 8, 2010 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 0 $362K Lightning
Feb. 21, 2011 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $0 Other Incorrect Operation
June 21, 2011 Public Service Co Of North Carolina 0 1 $2,076 Other Outside Force Damage