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Pipeline Safety Tracker » New Mexico

New Mexico

155
Incidents

$16
Fatalities

$34
Injuries

$20.5M
Property Damages

59
Gas Incidents

$96
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the New Mexico Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

13 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 8%

Incorrect Operation : 8%

Excavation Damage : 15%

Corrosion : 23%

All Other Causes : 46%

'87

1987

6 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 67%

'88

1988

8 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 38%

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 13%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'90

1990

8 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 13%

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 13%

All Other Causes : 25%

'91

1991

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'92

1992

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'93

1993

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 11%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 22%

Excavation Damage : 44%

Corrosion : 22%

'94

1994

8 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 13%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 13%

Incorrect Operation : 13%

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 13%

'95

1995

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Incorrect Operation : 14%

Excavation Damage : 29%

Corrosion : 14%

All Other Causes : 29%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 100%

'97

1997

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 25%

All Other Causes : 75%

'98

1998

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 33%

'99

1999

11 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 27%

Incorrect Operation : 9%

Excavation Damage : 36%

All Other Causes : 27%

'00

2000

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'01

2001

6 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 17%

'02

2002

8 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 38%

Incorrect Operation : 13%

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

'03

2003

7 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 14%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 43%

Excavation Damage : 43%

'04

2004

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

Corrosion : 17%

'05

2005

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Corrosion : 67%

'06

2006

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 25%

'07

2007

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 17%

'08

2008

7 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 14%

Excavation Damage : 43%

Corrosion : 43%

'09

2009

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 67%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

'10

2010

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'11

2011

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'12

2012

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

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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
March 4, 1986 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $2,680 Miscellaneous Cause
March 11, 1986 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $1,965 External Corrosion
April 4, 1986 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $7,863 Third Party Excavation Damage
April 16, 1986 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $893 External Corrosion
April 30, 1986 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $5,075 Third Party Excavation Damage
June 16, 1986 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $71.5K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Aug. 1, 1986 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $4,503 Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 28, 1986 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 28, 1986 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $9,650 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Sept. 1, 1986 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 12, 1986 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $268 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 20, 1986 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $2,010 External Corrosion
Dec. 22, 1986 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $4,110 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 14, 1987 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $6,356 Internal Corrosion
March 6, 1987 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $15.7K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 31, 1987 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $888 Miscellaneous Cause
June 26, 1987 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $3,309 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 14, 1987 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $871K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 30, 1987 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $28.6K Miscellaneous Cause
April 13, 1988 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $19.5K Miscellaneous Cause
May 1, 1988 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $3,292 External Corrosion
May 19, 1988 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $2,195 External Corrosion
July 12, 1988 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $1,181 External Corrosion
July 25, 1988 San Juan Pipeline 0 0 $16.9K External Corrosion
Sept. 1, 1988 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $122K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 11, 1988 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 6, 1988 New Mexico Gas Company 1 4 $101K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 10, 1989 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $73.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 1989 Llano Inc 0 0 $975K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 20, 1989 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $40.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 3, 1990 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $235K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 4, 1990 West Emerald Pipe Line Corp 0 0 $82.3K External Corrosion
Feb. 5, 1990 West Emerald Pipe Line Corp 0 0 $57.9K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
March 19, 1990 Four Corners Pipeline Co 0 0 $31.3K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 13, 1990 Shell Pipeline Company Lp 0 0 $2,977 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 1990 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 1 $328K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 26, 1990 Diamond Shamrock Refining & Marketing Co 0 0 $23.5K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 7, 1990 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $580K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Feb. 2, 1991 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $151K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 5, 1991 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $16.8K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 25, 1991 Maple Gas Corp 0 0 $453K Miscellaneous Cause
June 15, 1992 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $200K External Corrosion
Aug. 3, 1992 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $11.7K Unspecified Weld
Nov. 15, 1992 West Emerald Pipe Line Corp 0 0 $214K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 16, 1993 Amoco Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Internal Corrosion
Jan. 21, 1993 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $39.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 29, 1993 Amoco Pipeline Co 0 0 $1,728 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
May 4, 1993 Phillips Pipe Line Co 0 0 $38.9K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 31, 1993 Amoco Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
July 4, 1993 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $3,274 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 14, 1993 Pride Refining Inc 0 0 $720 Unspecified Excavation Damage
July 24, 1993 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $156K External Corrosion
Aug. 1, 1993 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $324K Earth Movement
Feb. 8, 1994 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $4,166 Miscellaneous Cause
March 11, 1994 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $75.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 26, 1994 Pride Refining Inc 0 0 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 12, 1994 Arco Pipe Line Co 0 0 $42.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 20, 1994 Transwestern Pipeline Company Llc 0 1 $3.1M Earth Movement
Aug. 26, 1994 Westtex 66 Pipeline Co 0 0 $13.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 25, 1994 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $912 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Nov. 5, 1994 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $187K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 21, 1995 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $19.5K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 2, 1995 Mobil Pipeline Co Empire 0 0 $3,453 Internal Corrosion
Aug. 3, 1995 Plains Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $691K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Aug. 15, 1995 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $9,901 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Sept. 2, 1995 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $23.8K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 5, 1995 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $311K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 28, 1995 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $690 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Sept. 10, 1996 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 1 $325K Internal Corrosion
Feb. 5, 1997 Navajo Refining Co 0 0 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
April 1, 1997 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 7, 1997 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 10, 1997 Link Energy Pipeline Limited Partnership 0 0 $7,992 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 10, 1998 Mapco Inc 0 0 $9,212 Unspecified Weld
March 7, 1998 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $13.2K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 10, 1998 Chevron Pipeline Co Midland Div 0 0 $52.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 28, 1998 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $12K Internal Corrosion
July 20, 1998 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $98.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 13, 1998 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $197K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 2, 1999 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $9,742 Third Party Excavation Damage
April 6, 1999 Texas New Mexico Pipeline Co 0 0 $260K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
June 29, 1999 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $682K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 1, 1999 West Emerald Pipe Line Corp 0 0 $58.5K Miscellaneous Cause
July 4, 1999 Link Energy Pipeline Limited Partnership 0 0 $45.5K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
July 27, 1999 Magellan Pipeline Company, Lp 0 0 $162K Unspecified Weld
Aug. 5, 1999 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $130K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 20, 1999 Navajo Refining Co 0 0 $7,794 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Sept. 12, 1999 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $227K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Nov. 30, 1999 Link Energy Pipeline Limited Partnership 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 1, 1999 Mid America Pipeline Co (Mapco) 0 0 $90.9K Miscellaneous Cause
May 24, 2000 West Emerald Pipe Line Corp 0 0 $465K Miscellaneous Cause
June 1, 2000 Chevron Pipe Line Northwest Region 0 0 $146K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 19, 2000 El Paso Natural Gas Co 12 0 $1.27M Internal Corrosion
Jan. 14, 2001 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $99.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 27, 2001 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $1,244 Miscellaneous Cause
April 25, 2001 New Mexico Gas Company 0 2 $224K External Corrosion
May 4, 2001 Deming Gas System 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 30, 2001 New Mexico Gas Company 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 7, 2001 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 7, 2002 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $92.9K Butt Weld
April 16, 2002 Navajo Refining Co 0 0 $42.6K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
April 30, 2002 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $68.8K External Corrosion
June 6, 2002 St Services 0 0 $38.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 29, 2002 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $94.1K External Corrosion
July 31, 2002 Shell Pipeline Co., L.P. 0 0 $1 Non Threaded Connection Failure
Aug. 26, 2002 Kinder Morgan Co2 Co. Lp 0 0 $4,682 Non Threaded Connection Failure
Oct. 2, 2002 Navajo Refining Co 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 20, 2003 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $148K Pipe Seam
Feb. 20, 2003 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $156K Butt Weld
May 5, 2003 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $150K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
June 16, 2003 New Mexico Gas Company 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 30, 2003 Link Energy Pipeline Limited Partnership 0 0 $215K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Aug. 12, 2003 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 25, 2003 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $153K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 17, 2004 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $105K External Corrosion
Feb. 26, 2004 Williams Field Services 0 1 $23.7K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 27, 2004 Zia Natural Gas Co 0 0 $188K Joint/Fitting/Component
Sept. 30, 2004 Kinder Morgan Co2 Co. Lp 0 0 $2,612 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Oct. 7, 2004 Running Horse Pipeline 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 30, 2004 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $0 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Jan. 10, 2005 Kinder Morgan Co2 Co. Lp 0 0 $4,550 External Corrosion
May 19, 2005 Holly Energy Partners Operating, L.P. 0 0 $218K Pipe Seam
May 24, 2005 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $138K Internal Corrosion
June 24, 2005 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $124K External Corrosion
July 5, 2005 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $6,332 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
July 11, 2005 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $18.9K Internal Corrosion
Feb. 9, 2006 Plains Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $218K Internal Corrosion
April 23, 2006 E. M. W. Gas Association 0 2 $113K Miscellaneous Cause
May 25, 2006 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
June 23, 2006 Enterprise Products Operating Llc 0 0 $416K External Corrosion
Jan. 8, 2007 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $159K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 6, 2007 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $130K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 3, 2007 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $546K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Aug. 7, 2007 New Mexico Gas Company 1 0 $1,281 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Sept. 5, 2007 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $10.9K Body Of Pipe
Dec. 28, 2007 New Mexico Gas Company 1 0 $233K Unknown Cause
Jan. 27, 2008 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $261K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 7, 2008 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $335K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 21, 2008 Enterprise Crude Pipeline Llc 0 0 $134K Internal Corrosion
May 8, 2008 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $5,540 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
May 17, 2008 Nustar Logistics, L.P. 0 0 $202K External Corrosion
June 20, 2008 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $12.2K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Sept. 8, 2008 Western Refining Southwest, Inc 0 0 $60.9K Internal Corrosion
Jan. 12, 2009 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $614 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
May 22, 2009 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $163K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 2, 2009 Kinder Morgan Co2 Co. Lp 0 0 $118K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Aug. 15, 2009 New Mexico Gas Company 0 2 $2,099 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Nov. 1, 2009 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $11.3K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Nov. 18, 2009 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $259K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Feb. 21, 2010 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $4,863 Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Aug. 11, 2010 New Mexico Gas Company 0 0 $118K Unknown Cause
Feb. 10, 2011 Transpetco Transport Co. 0 0 $7,584 Non Threaded Connection Failure
Aug. 16, 2011 El Paso Natural Gas Co 0 0 $214K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 8, 2011 Plains Pipeline, L.P. 0 0 $195K Damage By Operator Or Operator's Contractor
Aug. 8, 2012 New Mexico Gas Company 0 1 $60.3K Unknown Cause