Incidents by Location

The location of a pipeline incident matters both when gauging the impact of an incident and developing strategies to prevent incidents in the future Pipeline operators place the greatest emphasis on preventing and minimizing impacts to people or the environment (IPE). Tracking OPE incidents helps operators focus on this priority. Additional measures of incident impacts are whether they are contained on operator property or outside the operator’s facilities, specifically in high consequence areas (HCAs), a regulatory term used by PHMSA.


Note: Page 46 refers to the page 46 of the API-AOPL Annual Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report which reviews industry-wide safety performance and describes industry-wide safety improvement efforts.