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Pipeline Safety Tracker

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Tennessee

67
Incidents

3
Fatalities

46
Injuries

$128M
Property Damages

52
Gas Incidents

15
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Tennessee Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'88

1988

8 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 13%

All Other Causes : 38%

'89

1989

1 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 100%

'90

1990

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'91

1991

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'92

1992

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'93

1993

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'94

1994

1 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

'95

1995

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'96

1996

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 40%

Excavation Damage : 40%

All Other Causes : 20%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'98

1998

7 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 14%

Excavation Damage : 43%

All Other Causes : 43%

'99

1999

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'01

2001

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'02

2002

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'03

2003

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'05

2005

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'07

2007

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'08

2008

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'09

2009

1 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 100%

'10

2010

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'11

2011

2 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'12

2012

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Natural Force Damage : 25%

Excavation Damage : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

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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 26, 1986 Nashville Gas Co 0 0 $715K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 1, 1986 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $143K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
June 27, 1987 Crockett Public Util Dist 0 1 $26.1K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 10, 1987 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 1 $28.7K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 29, 1988 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 0 $422K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 13, 1988 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 14, 1988 Fayetteville Gas System 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 22, 1988 Mid Valley Pipeline Co 0 0 $422K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 25, 1988 Texas Gas Transmission, Llc 0 0 $844K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 27, 1988 Amoco Pipeline Co 0 0 $84.4K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 23, 1988 Lebanon Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 30, 1988 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 0 $253K External Corrosion
Dec. 21, 1989 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 20, 1990 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $15.7K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 15, 1990 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 0 1 $54.8K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 8, 1991 Knoxville Utilities Board 1 4 $37.8K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 8, 1991 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $63.4K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 15, 1992 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 2 $5.89M Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Dec. 4, 1992 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 23, 1992 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 2 $126K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 8, 1993 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $936K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 26, 1993 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $43.2K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 2, 1993 Humboldt Utilities Gas Dept 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 7, 1994 Knoxville Utilities Board 0 0 $141K Earth Movement
Aug. 11, 1995 Cookeville Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Oct. 18, 1995 Knoxville Utilities Board 0 1 $207K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 5, 1995 Citizens Gas Util Dist 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 6, 1996 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $5.13M Unspecified Excavation Damage
March 11, 1996 West Tennessee Public Util Dist 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
April 20, 1996 Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Util Dist 0 0 $203K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 23, 1996 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 0 $146K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 5, 1996 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $9.47M Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 24, 1997 Henderson Gas Dept, City Of 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 27, 1997 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 24, 1998 Chattanooga Gas Co 0 0 $329K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 31, 1998 Selmer Natural Gas System 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 20, 1998 Nashville Gas Co 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 8, 1998 Gibson County Util Dist 0 0 $132K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 27, 1998 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 0 $158K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 29, 1998 Texas Gas Transmission, Llc 0 0 $127K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 31, 1998 Shell Pipeline Co., L.P. 0 0 $2.68M Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Feb. 10, 1999 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $8.96M Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 23, 1999 Texas Gas Transmission, Llc 0 0 $406K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 5, 1999 Shell Pipeline Co., L.P. 0 0 $2.16M Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Jan. 27, 2000 Nashville Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 28, 2000 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 3 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 28, 2001 Nashville Gas Co 0 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 16, 2002 Chattanooga Gas Co 0 1 $30.6K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 3, 2003 Williams Mid South Pipelines Llc 0 0 $1.58M Third Party Excavation Damage
June 12, 2003 Lebanon Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $0 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Feb. 24, 2005 Elk River Public Utility District 0 1 $1,216 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
June 27, 2005 Brownsville Utilities Department 0 1 $17.2K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
June 28, 2005 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 0 $122K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 2, 2005 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 0 1 $146K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 17, 2006 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $957K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 17, 2007 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 1 $217K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 27, 2008 Columbia Gulf Transmission Co 0 0 $82.1M High Winds
April 11, 2008 Shell Pipeline Co., L.P. 0 0 $497K Pipe Seam
Dec. 19, 2008 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 2 $68.2K Miscellaneous Cause
June 5, 2009 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 0 $461K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
March 25, 2010 East Tennessee Natural Gas Co 0 0 $120K Previous Damage Due To Excavation
April 24, 2011 Memphis Light Gas & Water Division 0 1 $77.7K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
May 20, 2011 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 0 1 $550 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 28, 2012 Lebanon Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $11K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 21, 2012 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 0 $196K Earth Movement
Aug. 2, 2012 Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 0 0 $1.08M Unknown Cause
Aug. 7, 2012 Lawrenceburg Gas Dept, City Of 1 0 $414K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation