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New York

139
Incidents

29
Fatalities

100
Injuries

$72.7M
Property Damages

108
Gas Incidents

31
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the New York Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

8 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 13%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 13%

Excavation Damage : 13%

All Other Causes : 63%

'87

1987

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 20%

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Excavation Damage : 20%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 20%

'88

1988

5 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 40%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'89

1989

6 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 17%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

All Other Causes : 50%

'90

1990

8 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 25%

Incorrect Operation : 13%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 38%

'91

1991

3 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'92

1992

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

All Other Causes : 33%

'93

1993

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 17%

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 17%

'94

1994

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 17%

All Other Causes : 17%

'95

1995

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Incorrect Operation : 57%

Excavation Damage : 14%

All Other Causes : 14%

'96

1996

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'98

1998

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'99

1999

7 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 14%

Incorrect Operation : 29%

Excavation Damage : 29%

All Other Causes : 29%

'00

2000

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 17%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 50%

'01

2001

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'02

2002

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'03

2003

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'04

2004

11 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 9%

Natural Force Damage : 18%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 9%

Incorrect Operation : 9%

Excavation Damage : 27%

Corrosion : 9%

All Other Causes : 18%

'05

2005

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'06

2006

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 33%

'07

2007

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'08

2008

6 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 17%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 17%

Excavation Damage : 17%

Corrosion : 17%

'09

2009

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 20%

All Other Causes : 60%

'10

2010

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 40%

Excavation Damage : 20%

Corrosion : 20%

All Other Causes : 20%

'11

2011

9 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 11%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 11%

Incorrect Operation : 11%

Excavation Damage : 22%

Corrosion : 11%

All Other Causes : 33%

'12

2012

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Excavation Damage : 17%

Corrosion : 17%

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. 2, 1986 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $89.4K Miscellaneous Cause
March 4, 1986 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
April 27, 1986 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $89.4K Earth Movement
April 30, 1986 Kiantone Pipeline Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 9, 1986 Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership 0 0 $37.9K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
July 14, 1986 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $84K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 4, 1986 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 4 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 3, 1986 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 25, 1987 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $522K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Jan. 25, 1987 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 0 $871K Temperature
April 17, 1987 Sunoco Pipeline L.P. 0 0 $0 External Corrosion
June 26, 1987 Columbia Gas Of New York Inc 0 0 $174K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 26, 1987 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $174K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 1, 1988 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 1 3 $507K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 28, 1988 Columbia Gas Of New York Inc 0 0 $127K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 18, 1988 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 1 $338K External Corrosion
Nov. 17, 1988 Keyspan Energy West 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 19, 1988 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 1 1 $1.69M Third Party Excavation Damage
March 28, 1989 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 4 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 15, 1989 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 1 1 $163K Miscellaneous Cause
July 28, 1989 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $0 Unspecified Outside Force Damage
Oct. 2, 1989 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 20, 1989 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $81.3K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 29, 1989 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 2 1 $81.3K Unspecified Excavation Damage
March 13, 1990 Te Products Pipeline Company, Llc 2 5 $1.15M Miscellaneous Cause
July 18, 1990 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 0 $340K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
Sept. 1, 1990 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 1, 1990 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 2 $0 External Corrosion
Nov. 10, 1990 Exxonmobil Pipeline Co 0 0 $470K External Corrosion
Nov. 17, 1990 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $1,567 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 4, 1990 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $0 Earth Movement
Dec. 7, 1990 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $157K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 3, 1991 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 0 2 $151K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 29, 1991 National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation 0 2 $0 External Corrosion
Oct. 1, 1991 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 2, 1992 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 2 0 $1.47M Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 13, 1992 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $0 Unspecified Weld
March 4, 1992 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 2 0 $147K Earth Movement
May 25, 1992 Keyspan Energy West 0 0 $589K Miscellaneous Cause
July 30, 1992 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 6, 1992 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 1 1 $0 Earth Movement
Feb. 22, 1993 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 0 $216K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 14, 1993 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 0 $108K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 29, 1993 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $21.6K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 14, 1993 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $399K External Corrosion
Aug. 31, 1993 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 7, 1993 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 0 $216K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Jan. 20, 1994 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 1 $705K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 26, 1994 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 2 $70.5K Temperature
Feb. 12, 1994 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 1 $1.13M Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 7, 1994 National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp 0 0 $157K External Corrosion
Sept. 28, 1994 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 0 $141K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 10, 1994 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
March 29, 1995 Mobil Pipeline Co Empire 0 0 $13.8K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 24, 1995 Keyspan Energy West 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 27, 1995 Tosco Corp 0 0 $85.4K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 17, 1995 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $1.38M Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 29, 1995 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 2 $111K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 12, 1995 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $166K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 10, 1995 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $82.9K Unspecified Weld
July 6, 1996 Keyspan Energy West 0 12 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 22, 1996 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 3 $102K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 30, 1996 Sun Pipeline Corp General Wash Bldg 0 0 $1.9M Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
April 18, 1997 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $99.9K External Corrosion
May 9, 1997 Coastal Corp 0 0 $99.9K Miscellaneous Cause
June 16, 1998 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $13.2K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 30, 1998 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $197K Unspecified Natural Force Damage
Jan. 13, 1999 Keyspan Energy West 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 7, 1999 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 1 $65K Temperature
Feb. 16, 1999 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $117K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 19, 1999 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 3 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 8, 1999 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $520K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 8, 1999 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $13M Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 17, 1999 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 3 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 18, 2000 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 0 $127K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
May 7, 2000 Keyspan Energy Corp 6 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 19, 2000 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 0 $509K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 12, 2000 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 0 $573K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 11, 2000 Keyspan Energy West 3 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 26, 2000 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 6, 2001 Keyspan Energy Corp 0 0 $124K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 24, 2002 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $342K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
May 29, 2002 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $198K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 30, 2002 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 22, 2003 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $361K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 22, 2004 Central New York Oil And Gas Co Llc 0 0 $178K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 25, 2004 Te Products Pipeline Company, Llc 0 0 $369K Earth Movement
April 9, 2004 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $2.39M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 14, 2004 St Lawrence Gas Co Inc 1 3 $120K Miscellaneous Cause
June 26, 2004 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $357K Lightning
July 15, 2004 National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation 1 0 $445K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Sept. 14, 2004 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 0 $97.9K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 12, 2004 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $653K Joint/Fitting/Component
Dec. 1, 2004 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $178K External Corrosion
Dec. 3, 2004 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $1.19M Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 15, 2004 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $1.85M Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 29, 2005 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $159K Joint/Fitting/Component
Sept. 27, 2005 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $1.17M Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 10, 2005 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 5 $602K Unknown Cause
March 5, 2006 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $333K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 21, 2006 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 0 1 $1,387 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
April 10, 2006 Keyspan Energy Delivery 0 0 $503K Unknown Cause
June 28, 2006 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 0 $111K Heavy Rains/Floods
Oct. 26, 2006 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 11, 2006 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $444K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 3, 2007 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 0 1 $0 Unknown Cause
Nov. 1, 2007 Kiantone Pipeline Corp 0 0 $103K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Nov. 21, 2007 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 1 0 $326K Body Of Pipe
Jan. 4, 2008 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $366K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
April 3, 2008 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $1.31M Third Party Excavation Damage
June 10, 2008 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $554K Lightning
July 25, 2008 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 1 3 $1.05M Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 6, 2008 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $11.1M Non Threaded Connection Failure
Dec. 28, 2008 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $314K External Corrosion
Jan. 24, 2009 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $154K Non Threaded Connection Failure
Feb. 7, 2009 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $307K Unknown Cause
April 24, 2009 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 1 0 $512K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 18, 2009 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $86.9K Unknown Cause
Nov. 17, 2009 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $240K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 17, 2010 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $501K External Corrosion
Aug. 27, 2010 Te Products Pipeline Company, Llc 0 0 $1.82M Environmental Cracking Related
Oct. 15, 2010 Rochester Gas & Electric Corp 0 2 $51.2K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 2, 2010 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $266K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
Dec. 30, 2010 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $189K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 19, 2011 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $133K Other Equipment Failure
Jan. 26, 2011 New York State Electric & Gas Corp 1 2 $226K Unknown Cause
March 16, 2011 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $325 Other Incorrect Operation
Aug. 10, 2011 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp 0 0 $88K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 29, 2011 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp 0 0 $541K Heavy Rains/Floods
Sept. 20, 2011 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $1.39M Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 20, 2011 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $160K Internal Corrosion
Sept. 27, 2011 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 28, 2011 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $86.7K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 16, 2012 Orange & Rockland Utility Inc 0 2 $1.38M Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 23, 2012 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $390K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
Feb. 1, 2012 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 0 $287K Internal Corrosion
June 21, 2012 Orange & Rockland Utility Inc 0 0 $300K Miscellaneous Cause
June 29, 2012 Consolidated Edison Co Of New York 0 0 $1.51M Non Threaded Connection Failure
July 10, 2012 Keyspan Energy Delivery Long Island 0 0 $3M Unknown Cause