Map of Destruction – Pipeline Failures: 2000 to 2015
The map below shows pipeline failures from 2000 to 2015 in the continental United States and Alaska. Zoom in to view detail – Zoom out and Pan to the left to view Alaska – Hover mouse over icons to view the location and short description of incident – Click on icon to view information about that particular pipeline failure.
The icon legend can be found under the map. As time and resources permit we will be expanding this map to include as many of these as we can find data on for Canada and Mexico.
Pipeline Failure Map Legend
Incidents and Responsible Corporations – Not Mapped
Koch Industries agreed to pay on January 13, 2000 a $35 million fine, due to a series of oil pipeline leaks, including 300 from 1990 to 1997. One of the allegations was the leaks were from a lack of maintenance of the pipelines.
On June 20, 2002, PHMSA ordered Columbia Gas Transmission Company to do extensive repair to one of their gas transmission pipelines in the states of Pennsylvania & New York, after finding extensive wall thinning on sections of that pipeline system caused by external corrosion. Approximately 800 anomalies with wall thickness losses of greater than 65 percent were found during a smart pig examination, with 76 of the found anomalies having a wall thickness loss of greater than 80 percent. Many of the affected sections of pipe were older sections lacking coating, which is known to reduce external corrosion on pipelines.
In January, a Mid-Valley owned and Sunoco operated pipeline ruptured, spilling 260,000 US gallons (980,000 L) of oil into the Kentucky and Ohio rivers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the companies $2.5 million for the spill.