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Pipeline Safety Tracker » New Jersey

New Jersey

100
Incidents

5
Fatalities

55
Injuries

$76.7M
Property Damages

67
Gas Incidents

33
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the New Jersey Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'88

1988

2 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'89

1989

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 60%

'90

1990

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

All Other Causes : 50%

'91

1991

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'92

1992

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'93

1993

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 20%

'94

1994

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 11%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 22%

All Other Causes : 33%

'95

1995

4 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'96

1996

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'98

1998

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'00

2000

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'01

2001

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'03

2003

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'04

2004

8 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 13%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Incorrect Operation : 13%

Excavation Damage : 13%

All Other Causes : 13%

'05

2005

7 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 14%

Excavation Damage : 29%

Corrosion : 14%

All Other Causes : 43%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'07

2007

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'08

2008

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 20%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 20%

'09

2009

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 100%

'10

2010

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

Corrosion : 20%

'11

2011

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'12

2012

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 57%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

All Other Causes : 29%

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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
Jan. 31, 1986 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 25, 1986 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 0 $1.34M Miscellaneous Cause
April 2, 1986 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 4, 1986 Harbor Pipeline Co 0 0 $17.9K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 14, 1986 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 23, 1986 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $268K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 10, 1987 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 2 $1.74M Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 19, 1987 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $261K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 5, 1988 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $760K External Corrosion
Jan. 20, 1988 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $144K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 6, 1989 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $488K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 18, 1989 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 8, 1989 South Jersey Gas Company 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 12, 1989 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $260K Temperature
Dec. 29, 1989 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 2 $325K Earth Movement
Feb. 10, 1990 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
April 18, 1990 Bp Oil Pipeline Co 0 0 $2.19M Third Party Excavation Damage
April 26, 1990 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 1 $470K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 19, 1990 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $1.57M Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 22, 1990 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $125K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 21, 1990 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $157K Earth Movement
Feb. 19, 1991 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 6 $453K Earth Movement
June 7, 1991 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 0 3 $227K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 15, 1991 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $121K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 3, 1992 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 3 $73.7K Miscellaneous Cause
March 16, 1992 South Jersey Gas Company 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 21, 1992 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $22.1K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 8, 1993 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 3 $130K Temperature
June 9, 1993 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 3 3 $231K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 18, 1993 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $166K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 4, 1993 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 0 0 $576K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 16, 1993 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 0 1 $0 External Corrosion
Jan. 9, 1994 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $705K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 23, 1994 South Jersey Gas Company 0 1 $0 External Corrosion
Jan. 28, 1994 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $4.23M External Corrosion
Feb. 7, 1994 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 2 $353K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 14, 1994 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 0 $423K Temperature
March 23, 1994 Texas Eastern Transmission Lp (Spectra Energy Corp) 0 2 $35.3M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 11, 1994 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 8, 1994 Amerada Hess Corporation 0 0 $171K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 22, 1994 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 13, 1995 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 0 $221K Earth Movement
Nov. 10, 1995 Exxonmobil Pipeline Co 0 0 $104K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 15, 1995 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $12.4K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 17, 1995 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 0 $276K Earth Movement
June 11, 1996 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 28, 1996 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 28, 1997 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $2.66M Unspecified Corrosion
Dec. 2, 1997 Sun Pipeline Corp General Wash Bldg 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
April 20, 1998 Stolthaven Perth Amboy Inc 0 0 $658K External Corrosion
Sept. 11, 1998 Sun Pipeline Corp General Wash Bldg 0 0 $105K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 8, 1998 South Jersey Gas Company 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 3, 1999 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $104K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Nov. 29, 1999 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $390K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 22, 2000 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 2 $255K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
March 23, 2000 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 2 $0 External Corrosion
Nov. 28, 2000 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $382K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 23, 2001 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $373K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 27, 2003 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 2 $1.2M Miscellaneous Cause
June 10, 2003 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $116K Joint/Fitting/Component
Sept. 15, 2003 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $114K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 19, 2004 Elizabethtown Gas Co 1 0 $178K Miscellaneous Cause
May 7, 2004 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $99.9K Body Of Pipe
June 14, 2004 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $417K Joint/Fitting/Component
June 15, 2004 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $930K Heavy Rains/Floods
June 18, 2004 Harbor Pipeline Co 0 0 $112K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 15, 2004 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $124K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Oct. 12, 2004 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $600K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 9, 2004 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $297K Fillet Weld
Jan. 27, 2005 South Jersey Gas Company 0 0 $640K Heavy Rains/Floods
Jan. 30, 2005 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 3 $827K Unknown Cause
Feb. 2, 2005 South Jersey Gas Company 0 0 $253K Unknown Cause
May 18, 2005 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $938K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 31, 2005 Amerada Hess Corporation 0 0 $293K External Corrosion
July 21, 2005 South Jersey Gas Company 0 1 $820 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 13, 2005 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 2 $3.24M Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 29, 2006 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $113K External Corrosion
Oct. 10, 2007 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $292K Internal Corrosion
Nov. 27, 2007 Harbor Pipeline Co 0 0 $376K Pipe Seam
March 13, 2008 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $178K Non Threaded Connection Failure
April 26, 2008 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 0 $418K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
May 6, 2008 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 0 0 $158K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Oct. 3, 2008 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $1.2M Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Natural Gas Co 0 2 $523K Unknown Cause
Oct. 28, 2009 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $118K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
Jan. 18, 2010 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $509K Earth Movement
April 9, 2010 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $360K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 19, 2010 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $207K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 20, 2010 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $306K External Corrosion
Oct. 11, 2010 Harbor Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Other Incorrect Operation
Feb. 16, 2011 Nustar Terminals Operations Partnership L. P. 0 0 $153K Internal Corrosion
March 14, 2011 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $1.38M Other Incorrect Operation
Aug. 29, 2011 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 0 $76.6K Heavy Rains/Floods
Jan. 17, 2012 Bp Usfo/Logistics 0 0 $12K Non Threaded Connection Failure
March 15, 2012 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $151K Defective Or Loose Tubing/Fitting
April 2, 2012 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $300K Miscellaneous Cause
April 16, 2012 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $221K Pump/Compressor Related Equipment
May 15, 2012 Elizabethtown Gas Co 0 1 $313 Other Incorrect Operation
May 19, 2012 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $435K Pump/Compressor Related Equipment
Aug. 28, 2012 Public Service Electric & Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause