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Historical Pipeline Incidents

About 2.6 million miles of transportation pipelines deliver the energy products the American public needs to keep its homes and businesses running. While rare, some pipeline incidents can be fatal and cost millions in property damage. PHMSA's Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) holds all pipeline operators accountable for complying with federal pipeline safety regulations, and played integral roles  in the investigations of tragic pipeline incidents in San Bruno, California,  Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Marshall, Michigan. In its commitment to safety awareness and outreach, OPS has provided a historical look at high-profile pipeline incidents. 

Last updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017