Pipeline Failure Incidents are Not Rare

With the increased attention to rail accidents, some are arguing that this improves the case for pipelines. But pipelines have not got a great safety record either.

Via the Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Richard Stover offers an analysis of pipeline accidents in the US.

Here’s a striking animation and here is one of many figures from the article that I found inetresting:

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Unsurprisingly given the intensity of extraction and refining here, Texas has the largest number of incidents by a wide margin.

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