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West Virginia Significant Incidents Listing

The report below provides details for significant incidents reported for the state of West Virginia over the period 2003-2014 .

The incidents reported below are limited to Significant Incidents (A) only.

The data source for this report is the PHMSA Flagged Incident File (1).

See State Incident and Mileage Overview for a summary of pipeline systems in West Virginia.

Where appropriate, the table columns can be sorted by clicking the corresponding column header.

West Virginia Pipeline Safety Regulatory Fact Sheet

More Pipeline Incidents Reports are available.

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West Virginia All Pipeline Systems: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (D) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (D)(E)
02/19/2003 HENDERSON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP OTHER OUTSIDE FORCE DAMAGE VEHICLE NOT ENGAGED IN EXCAVATION 0 0 $582,985 N/A N/A
03/30/2003 MOBLEY EQUITRANS INC ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $185,727 N/A N/A
08/07/2003 NEAL MARATHON ASHLAND PIPE LINE LLC CORROSION EXTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $55,718 7 7
01/26/2004 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $123,047 N/A N/A
09/25/2004 SCOTT DEPOT UNION OIL & GAS INC EXCAVATION DAMAGE THIRD PARTY EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 1 $0 N/A N/A
04/04/2005 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $277,602 N/A N/A
07/30/2005 LOST CREEK DOMINION TRANSMISSION INC. NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE EARTH MOVEMENT 0 0 $306,326 N/A N/A
08/18/2005 SANDYVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORROSION INTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $105,484 N/A N/A
10/06/2005 GLENVILLE EQUITRANS, LP INCORRECT OPERATION UNSPECIFIED INCORRECT OPERATION 0 2 $0 N/A N/A
04/17/2006 CANAAN VALLEY CANAAN VALLEY GAS COMPANY NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE LIGHTNING 4 1 $0 N/A N/A
08/21/2006 LOST RIVER COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION EXCAVATION DAMAGE OPERATOR/CONTRACTOR EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 0 $77,245 N/A N/A
09/25/2007 WALKERSVILLE HOPE GAS INC DBA DOMINION HOPE EXCAVATION DAMAGE THIRD PARTY EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 1 $68,359 N/A N/A
03/24/2009 ROMNEY HAMPSHIRE GAS CO ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 1 $0 N/A N/A
04/04/2009 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $76,314 N/A N/A
05/07/2009 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $547,157 N/A N/A
11/14/2009 CAMERON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 0 $5,934,603 N/A N/A
12/11/2012 SISSONVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $294,822 N/A N/A
08/13/2013 LITTLETON MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES, LLC NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE HEAVY RAINS/FLOODS 0 0 $4,917,350 11,405 11,405
10/08/2013 BELINGTON DOMINION HOPE MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $97,769 N/A N/A
10/11/2013 FOLLANSBEE MOUNTAINEER GAS CO ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 1 3 $10,079 N/A N/A
01/03/2014 LANHAM COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $68,056 N/A N/A
Totals      5 9 $13,728,650 11,412 11,412
West Virginia Hazardous Liquid: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (D) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (D)(E)
08/07/2003 NEAL MARATHON ASHLAND PIPE LINE LLC CORROSION EXTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $55,718 7 7
08/13/2013 LITTLETON MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES, LLC NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE HEAVY RAINS/FLOODS 0 0 $4,917,350 11,405 11,405
Totals      0 0 $4,973,068 11,412 11,412
West Virginia Hazardous Liquid Onshore: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (D) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (D)(E)
08/07/2003 NEAL MARATHON ASHLAND PIPE LINE LLC CORROSION EXTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $55,718 7 7
08/13/2013 LITTLETON MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES, LLC NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE HEAVY RAINS/FLOODS 0 0 $4,917,350 11,405 11,405
Totals      0 0 $4,973,068 11,412 11,412

No Data Available

West Virginia Gas Transmission: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C)
02/19/2003 HENDERSON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP OTHER OUTSIDE FORCE DAMAGE VEHICLE NOT ENGAGED IN EXCAVATION 0 0 $582,985
03/30/2003 MOBLEY EQUITRANS INC ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $185,727
01/26/2004 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $123,047
04/04/2005 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $277,602
07/30/2005 LOST CREEK DOMINION TRANSMISSION INC. NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE EARTH MOVEMENT 0 0 $306,326
08/18/2005 SANDYVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORROSION INTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $105,484
08/21/2006 LOST RIVER COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION EXCAVATION DAMAGE OPERATOR/CONTRACTOR EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 0 $77,245
03/24/2009 ROMNEY HAMPSHIRE GAS CO ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 1 $0
04/04/2009 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $76,314
05/07/2009 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $547,157
11/14/2009 CAMERON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 0 $5,934,603
12/11/2012 SISSONVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $294,822
01/03/2014 LANHAM COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $68,056
Totals      0 1 $8,579,374
West Virginia Gas Transmission Onshore: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C)
02/19/2003 HENDERSON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP OTHER OUTSIDE FORCE DAMAGE VEHICLE NOT ENGAGED IN EXCAVATION 0 0 $582,985
03/30/2003 MOBLEY EQUITRANS INC ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $185,727
01/26/2004 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $123,047
04/04/2005 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $277,602
07/30/2005 LOST CREEK DOMINION TRANSMISSION INC. NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE EARTH MOVEMENT 0 0 $306,326
08/18/2005 SANDYVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORROSION INTERNAL CORROSION 0 0 $105,484
08/21/2006 LOST RIVER COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION EXCAVATION DAMAGE OPERATOR/CONTRACTOR EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 0 $77,245
03/24/2009 ROMNEY HAMPSHIRE GAS CO ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 1 $0
04/04/2009 SENECA ROCKS COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $76,314
05/07/2009 CLENDENIN COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $547,157
11/14/2009 CAMERON COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE 0 0 $5,934,603
12/11/2012 SISSONVILLE COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORP ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 0 0 $294,822
01/03/2014 LANHAM COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $68,056
Totals      0 1 $8,579,374

No Data Available

West Virginia Gas Gathering: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C)
10/06/2005 GLENVILLE EQUITRANS, LP INCORRECT OPERATION UNSPECIFIED INCORRECT OPERATION 0 2 $0
Totals      0 2 $0
West Virginia Gas Distribution: 2003-2014 YTD
Date City Operator Cause Sub-Cause Fatalities Injuries Property Damage (B) (C)
09/25/2004 SCOTT DEPOT UNION OIL & GAS INC EXCAVATION DAMAGE THIRD PARTY EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 1 $0
04/17/2006 CANAAN VALLEY CANAAN VALLEY GAS COMPANY NATURAL FORCE DAMAGE LIGHTNING 4 1 $0
09/25/2007 WALKERSVILLE HOPE GAS INC DBA DOMINION HOPE EXCAVATION DAMAGE THIRD PARTY EXCAVATION DAMAGE 0 1 $68,359
10/08/2013 BELINGTON DOMINION HOPE MAT'L/WELD/EQUIP FAILURE MALFUNCTION OF CONTROL/RELIEF EQUIPMENT 0 0 $97,769
10/11/2013 FOLLANSBEE MOUNTAINEER GAS CO ALL OTHER CAUSES UNKNOWN CAUSE 1 3 $10,079
Totals      5 6 $176,207

Notes

  1. Significant Incidents are those incidents reported by pipeline operators when any of the following conditions are met: 1) Fatality or injury requiring in-patient hospitalization. 2) $50,000 or more in total costs, measured in 1984 dollars. 3) Highly volatile liquid releases of 5 barrels or more or other liquid releases of 50 barrels or more. 4) Liquid releases resulting in an unintentional fire or explosion. Serious incidents, a subset of Significant Incidents, are incidents which involve a fatality or injury requiring in-patient hospitalization.
  2. The costs for incidents in 2013 and prior are presented in 2013 dollars. Cost of Gas lost is indexed via the Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas City Gate Prices. All other costs are adjusted via the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Government Printing Office inflation values.
  3. For years 2002 and later, property damage is estimated as the sum of all public and private costs reported in the 30-day incident report. For years prior to 2002, accident report forms did not include a breakdown of public and private costs so property damage for these years is the reported total property damage field in the report.
  4. Starting Sept 2013, this column displays "volume released unintentionally" for all years after 2009. Before Sept 2013, the column displayed the sum of "volume released unintentionally" and "volume released intentionally" for all years after 2009.
  5. Net Barrels Lost applies only to Liquid incidents and is the difference between Gross Barrels Spilled and Barrels Recovered.

Sources

  1. PHMSA Flagged Incidents File - Dec 1, 2014. Note: Incidents occurring up to 30 days prior the Incident File source date may not appear in these reports due to the 30-day reporting period allowed by PHMSA regulation.

See Pipeline Incidents Reports for more pipeline safety reports.

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