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