Pipeline Explosions, Safety

Fracked Gas Blowout in Louisiana Could Burn for Two More Months – October 8, 2019

Fracked Gas Well Blowout in Louisiana Likely to Burn for the Next Month – September 12, 2019

The building is probably totaled’: Columbia natural gas explosion destroys part of shopping center – August 25, 2019

Explosions in Three States Highlight Dangers of Aging Fossil Fuel Infrastructure – August 6, 2019

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Second Enbridge Pipeline Explosion This Year – August 2, 2019

Deadly Enbridge gas pipeline explosion in Kentucky, fire felt “like an atomic bomb went off” – August 1, 2019

A gas explosion rocks a community and leaves one dead in Kentucky – August 1, 2019

Massive Fire and Series of Explosions Rock South Philadelphia Refinery When Vat of Butane Ignites – June 2019

Fatal Natural Gas Explosion Rocks Durham, NC – April 2019

Natural gas leak determined to be cause of Carmel High School explosion that hurt 2
– December 2018

Man dies after suspected gas explosion destroys house – December 2018

Preliminary report by National Transportation Safety Board regarding gas explosions in Massachusetts – October 2018

Fiery Explosions Erupt at Dozens of Homes in Massachusetts – September 2018

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency after deadly blasts – September 2018

‘I’m Just Glad We’re Alive’: Gas Leak Leaves Thousands Displaced and Afraid – September 2018

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation – September 2018

Pipeline that exploded in Pennsylvania part of push to build fracking-reliant petrochemical network – September 2018

Gas Leak Knocks Out Power To Homes In Croton-On-Hudson – September 2018

TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia – June 2018

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped – Nov. 30, 2016

Colonial gas pipeline explosion in Alabama closes 2 main lines severing for second time in 2 months supply to East Coast – Nov. 1, 2016

PHMSA Releases Interim Final Rule Implementing New Emergency Order Authority; PHMSA awards $900,000 to universities for corrosion research – October 6, 2016

PHMSA Finalizes Rule Expanding Emergency Authority – October 5, 2016

Former Inspectors Describe Dangerous Flaws in Construction of Major East Coast Gas Pipeline – July 19, 2016

As Pa. pipelines age, role of corrosion in accidents examined – July 17, 2016

After Keystone XL: TransCanada Building North American Fracked Gas Pipeline Empire – June 9, 2016

Local eyes fixed on Spectra gas pipeline explosion, May 2, 2016

Gas Leak – Two Putnam high schools evacuated, Monday, May 2, 2016

Huge Fireball in Spectra Gas Explosion Burns Homes, Fleeing Man, April 29, 2016

Spectra Gas Pipeline Explosion Cuts Flows to Eastern U.S., April 29, 2016

Pipeline Rupture On Arkansas River Leaks 4 Million Cubic Feet of Natural Gas
June 3, 2015

NYC fire toll rises to 22 injured, 2 missing
USA Today March 29, 2015

‘Pipelines blow up and people die’
by ELana Schor and Andrew Restuccia, POLITICO- April 21, 2015

Report by pipeline expert Rick Kuprewicz of AccuFacts for the Town of Cortlandt – November 3, 2014
Report by pipeline expert Rick Kuprewicz of AccuFacts for the Town of Cortlandt

Evacuation order over after pipeline rupture in Berrien County
WSBT-TV- September 16, 2014

Shale Gas Gathering Pipelines: Safety Issues
By Paul W. Parfomak, Specialist in Energy and Infrastructure Policy – August 1, 2014

Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan
By GLADYS TSAI, AP – July 31, 2014
Manitoba Pipeline Explosion Leaves Thousands Without Natural Gas Service
January 25, 2014


Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 15 people, destroys scores of houses
Associated Press – June 27, 2014

Watchdog: Pipeline safety oversight inadequate
By Associated Press – May 9, 2014

Williams Co Has Gomer Pyle Moment
By Dory Hippauf – May 8, 2014

PHMSA’s State Pipeline Safety Program Lacks Effective Management and Oversight
May 7, 2014

Federal Pipeline and Oil-by-Rail Regulator Making 9% Staff Cut, Confounding Experts
By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News – April 24, 2014

Natural Gas Storage Facility Explodes in Washington
From Earth First! News – March 31, 2014

Marshall County Pipeline Explosion Results in Fire
April 5, 2014

Death toll rises to 7 in Harlem gas leak explosion
By Melanie Eversley and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY – March 13, 2014

Massive gas explosion at Ewing condo complex kills 1 resident, injures 7 utility workers, damages 55 homes
By Alyssa Mease, Nicole Mulvaney and Alex Zdan – March 4, 2014

Gas pipeline left a barren swath through parks and forests of North Jersey
by James M. O’Neill – March 3, 2014

Gas Pipeline Ruptures Underneath Raritan River, Shooting Water Into The Air
By Richard Rabinowitz, Charlie Kratovil – February 14, 2014

Blast rocks Kentucky natural gas pipeline amid storm
By Scott DiSavino – February 13, 2014

DEP: Greene County gas well fire will be contained
By Molly Born and Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 13, 2014

Dirty Fuels Timeline

“Recent Tragedies Highlight Need to Reform Regulations for 500,000 Miles of Oil and Gas Pipelines in U.S.”
By Lois Epstein, The Wilderness Society – October 23, 2013

Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion Sparks Large Fire, Prompting Evacuations
Huffington Post – October 9, 2013

The governmental agency that monitors and enforces pipeline safety is called the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. Jeffrey Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety says his “regulatory process is ‘kind of dying’.”
September 11, 2013

US Pipeline Incidents are a Daily Occurrence – April 15, 2013

Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’ on Methane Incident
By Mike Benard – April 5, 2013

Congressional Research Service, “Keeping America’s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress,” Paul Parfomak, Jan. 9, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) Stakeholder Communications Pipeline Incidents and Mileage Reports

Pipeline Safety Trust

Delaware Riverkeeper Network On-Going Issues

National Transportation Safety Board Identifies Pipeline Safety as Key Issue
By Jonathan E. Dan

Pipeline Leak Detection Still Doesn’t Work

Problems in the Pipeline Natural Gas Transmission Systems Hum and Flutter

Columbia natural gas explosion, Sissonville, WV on December 11, 2012
Accident report

“Feds Cite Spectra Energy for Multiple Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Violations.”
7/11/12, Natural Gas Watch

Explosion rocks natural gas compressor station
By Laura Legere – March 30, 2012