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Nebraska

79
Incidents

$5
Fatalities

$28
Injuries

$21.7M
Property Damages

31
Gas Incidents

$48
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

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Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'88

1988

7 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 14%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

Corrosion : 29%

All Other Causes : 43%

'89

1989

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 75%

All Other Causes : 25%

'90

1990

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'91

1991

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'92

1992

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Incorrect Operation : 40%

Excavation Damage : 40%

'93

1993

4 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 25%

All Other Causes : 75%

'94

1994

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 71%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

Excavation Damage : 14%

'95

1995

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'96

1996

2 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'97

1997

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'00

2000

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'02

2002

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'03

2003

1 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

'04

2004

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 25%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'05

2005

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 67%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 100%

'07

2007

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'08

2008

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

'09

2009

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'10

2010

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'11

2011

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 40%

Excavation Damage : 40%

'12

2012

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 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
April 12, 1986 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $714 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 13, 1986 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 0 0 $1.25M Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 15, 1986 Metropolitan Utilities District 1 3 $536K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 25, 1986 Metropolitan Utilities District 1 0 $62.5K Miscellaneous Cause
April 27, 1987 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 1 $104K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 17, 1987 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $5,224 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 21, 1987 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $26.1K Internal Corrosion
Jan. 11, 1988 Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp., Dba Centerpoint Energy Minnesota Gas 0 0 $155K Earth Movement
Feb. 26, 1988 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $152K Miscellaneous Cause
May 11, 1988 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $25.3K External Corrosion
May 24, 1988 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $11.8K Internal Corrosion
June 2, 1988 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 1 $844 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 31, 1988 Natural Gas Pipeline Co Of America (Kmi) 0 3 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 9, 1988 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $152K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 11, 1989 Platte Pipe Line Co 0 0 $179K Miscellaneous Cause
June 12, 1989 Conoco Inc (Aka Conoco Pipe Line) 0 0 $14.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 22, 1989 Sourcegas Llc 0 2 $488K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Dec. 11, 1989 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $13K Unspecified Excavation Damage
Aug. 27, 1990 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $313K Internal Corrosion
Oct. 11, 1990 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $19.7K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 26, 1991 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $97.4K Internal Corrosion
Feb. 6, 1992 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $0 Unspecified Excavation Damage
Feb. 29, 1992 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $442K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
July 21, 1992 Hastings Utilities 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 12, 1992 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $17.7K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 14, 1992 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $14.7K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 22, 1993 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 1 $144 Miscellaneous Cause
May 11, 1993 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $720 Miscellaneous Cause
June 16, 1993 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 0 0 $17.3K Miscellaneous Cause
July 26, 1993 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $219K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
Jan. 13, 1994 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $70.5K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
March 24, 1994 Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $1,920 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
March 24, 1994 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $1,920 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
April 1, 1994 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $106K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 20, 1994 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 22, 1994 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $5,556 Unspecified Weld
Oct. 7, 1994 Black Hills Energy 0 3 $141K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 19, 1995 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $69.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 9, 1995 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $69.1K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 18, 1996 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 26, 1996 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $1.76M Internal Corrosion
Feb. 22, 1997 Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmisson 0 0 $320K Earth Movement
July 2, 1997 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $559K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 29, 1997 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $160K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 24, 2000 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $223K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 22, 2002 Northern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $89.2K Intentional Damage
May 20, 2002 Sourcegas Llc 0 1 $73.4K Miscellaneous Cause
July 22, 2002 Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmisson 0 0 $104K Internal Corrosion
Dec. 9, 2002 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 0 0 $82.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 20, 2003 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 0 $120K Earth Movement
Feb. 11, 2004 Jayhawk Pipeline Llc 0 0 $48.5K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Aug. 22, 2004 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 0 $831K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Sept. 27, 2004 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $371K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 8, 2004 Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmisson 0 0 $109K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 19, 2005 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 1 $821K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
June 22, 2005 Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmisson 0 0 $209K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 13, 2005 Metropolitan Utilities District 2 2 $82.1K Intentional Damage
May 23, 2006 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $185K Butt Weld
March 29, 2007 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $743K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 7, 2007 Sourcegas Llc 0 1 $5,004 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
March 19, 2008 Black Hills Energy 0 0 $164K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 18, 2008 Northern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $296K Joint/Fitting/Component
May 29, 2008 Northwestern Energy Llc 0 0 $105K High Winds
June 18, 2008 Sourcegas Llc 0 2 $17.1K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
July 18, 2008 Northern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $856K Heavy Rains/Floods
Dec. 20, 2008 Cornhusker Energy Lexington, L.L.C. 0 0 $1.05M Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
July 15, 2009 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 0 $154K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 13, 2009 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $175K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Dec. 19, 2009 Black Hills Energy 0 0 $154K Earth Movement
June 30, 2010 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $810K External Corrosion
July 23, 2010 Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $164K Construction, Installation Or Fabrication Related
June 29, 2011 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $152K Manufacturing Related
July 15, 2011 Nustar Pipeline Operating Partnership L.P. 0 0 $957K Heavy Rains/Floods
July 19, 2011 Superior Utilities, City Of 0 1 $47.2K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Dec. 10, 2011 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $2.28M Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 10, 2011 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $2.25M Third Party Excavation Damage
March 7, 2012 Metropolitan Utilities District 1 2 $203K Unknown Cause
March 27, 2012 Plains Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $188K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 5, 2012 Metropolitan Utilities District 0 1 $2,500 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment