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Pipeline Safety Tracker » West Virginia

West Virginia

53
Incidents

5
Fatalities

30
Injuries

$15.4M
Property Damages

50
Gas Incidents

3
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the West Virginia Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

2 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'88

1988

3 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'90

1990

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 33%

Corrosion : 67%

'93

1993

7 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 14%

Corrosion : 57%

All Other Causes : 29%

'94

1994

3 incidents. Causes:

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'95

1995

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'97

1997

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'98

1998

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'01

2001

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'02

2002

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'03

2003

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

All Other Causes : 33%

'04

2004

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'05

2005

5 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 20%

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 20%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Corrosion : 20%

'06

2006

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'07

2007

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'09

2009

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

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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. 13, 1986 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 1 $1,072 Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 4, 1986 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $241K External Corrosion
Oct. 31, 1987 Union Carbide Corp 0 0 $0 External Corrosion
Dec. 5, 1987 Equitable Gas Company 0 0 $223K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 28, 1988 Ashland Oil & Transportation Co 0 0 $1,688 Miscellaneous Cause
March 11, 1988 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 0 $320K External Corrosion
Oct. 22, 1988 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $422K Miscellaneous Cause
July 24, 1989 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 14, 1989 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 21, 1989 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $163K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 30, 1990 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 1 $235K Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Oct. 8, 1990 Mountaineer Gas Co 0 1 $0 External Corrosion
Dec. 4, 1990 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 0 $235K External Corrosion
March 3, 1993 Southern Public Service Co 0 2 $43.2K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 18, 1993 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $131K External Corrosion
Sept. 18, 1993 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $151K Internal Corrosion
Sept. 27, 1993 Mountaineer Gas Co 0 1 $216K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 7, 1993 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $131K External Corrosion
Nov. 4, 1993 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $360K Internal Corrosion
Nov. 22, 1993 West Virginia Power Gas Service 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
July 21, 1994 Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0 1 $0 External Corrosion
Aug. 14, 1994 Ajax Pipeline Co 0 3 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 7, 1994 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 2, 1995 Mountaineer Gas Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 18, 1995 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 0 1 $4,143 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 23, 1996 Ashford Gas Co 0 1 $361 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 20, 1997 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 0 $111K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 7, 1998 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $132K External Corrosion
May 19, 1998 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 4, 1998 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 1 2 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
June 3, 1999 Mountaineer Gas Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
July 18, 1999 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $104K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 29, 2001 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 0 1 $0 External Corrosion
May 21, 2001 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $186K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 5, 2002 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $2.65M Earth Movement
Dec. 20, 2002 Mountaineer Gas Co 0 1 $3,667 Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 19, 2003 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $571K Vehicle Not Engaged In Excavation
March 30, 2003 Equitrans, Lp 0 0 $180K Unknown Cause
Aug. 7, 2003 Marathon Pipe Line Llc 0 0 $54.1K External Corrosion
Jan. 26, 2004 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $199K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Sept. 25, 2004 Union Oil & Gas Inc 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
April 4, 2005 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $578K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
June 17, 2005 Welch Gas Cooperative Association 0 0 $235K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
July 30, 2005 Dominion Transmission, Inc 0 0 $634K Earth Movement
Aug. 18, 2005 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $106K Internal Corrosion
Oct. 6, 2005 Equitrans, Lp 0 2 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
April 17, 2006 Canaan Valley Gas Company 4 1 $0 Lightning
Aug. 21, 2006 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $147K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Sept. 25, 2007 Hope Gas Inc Dba Dominion Hope 0 1 $67.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 24, 2009 Hampshire Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
April 4, 2009 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $104K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
May 7, 2009 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $744K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Nov. 14, 2009 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp 0 0 $5.74M Miscellaneous Cause