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Oregon

30
Incidents

$5
Fatalities

$9
Injuries

$11.4M
Property Damages

22
Gas Incidents

$8
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Oregon Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'89

1989

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'91

1991

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 60%

All Other Causes : 20%

'94

1994

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 100%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'98

1998

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'03

2003

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

'06

2006

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'07

2007

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'08

2008

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'09

2009

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 67%

Incorrect Operation : 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
Jan. 1, 1986 Northwest Natural Gas Co 1 0 $1.43M Miscellaneous Cause
March 15, 1987 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 1 $522K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 15, 1987 Chevron Pipe Line Co 0 0 $0 Unspecified Excavation Damage
Sept. 5, 1989 Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 13, 1989 Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Co 0 0 $32.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 6, 1991 Northwest Natural Gas Co 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 20, 1991 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
April 1, 1991 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $132K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 11, 1991 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 0 $151K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 1991 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $680K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
April 26, 1994 Pacific Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $212K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Oct. 20, 1994 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $141K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Feb. 18, 1996 Wp Natural Gas Co 0 0 $230K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 13, 1998 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $263K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
July 6, 1998 Pacific Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $183K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 2, 1999 Northwest Pipeline Corp (Wgp) 0 0 $650K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Sept. 13, 1999 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $3.79M Third Party Excavation Damage
July 6, 2000 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $127K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 22, 2000 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 0 $159K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 21, 2003 Avista Utilities 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 14, 2003 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 3 $60.1K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
March 1, 2006 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 30, 2006 Avista Corp 0 0 $102K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 23, 2006 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 1 $500K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 12, 2007 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 0 $574K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 19, 2007 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 0 $310K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 24, 2008 Legacy Propane Vancouver, Llc 0 0 $733K Unknown Cause
Aug. 1, 2009 Northwest Natural Gas Co 0 0 $277K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
Sept. 19, 2009 Avista Corp 3 0 $104K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
Oct. 16, 2009 Kinder Morgan Liquid Terminals, Llc 0 0 $67.7K Unspecified Incorrect Operation