Other Hazards

Explosions, corrosion, leaks, and other hazards in other pipelines (see also Spectra Safety Violations).

Williams Company

Florida Gas Transmission (FGT)

  • 2012-08-15: Pipeline subsidence is Force Majeure —Florida Gas Transmission: Force Majeure, or an act of God, in other words “not our fault”, that’s what a methane pipeline company calls the 25-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The same thing could happen in the soft limestone underlying all of Florida and south Georgia that contains our Floridan Aquifer, the source of our drinking water.

  • 2012-06-27: Giant fireball from 4-inch pipeline in Gilchrist County,
    A high-pressure natural gas pipeline exploded into a gigantic fireball and 30-foot-high flames in Gilchrist County on Tuesday night after a tree fell and ruptured the line, authorities said.

    And that was only a 4-inch pipeline. Sabal Trail wants to put in a 36-inch line, for 81 times the gas.

  • 2009-05-04: Methane pipeline blew up onto Florida Turnpike next to high school. This was the smallest of three pipelines between I-95 and the Florida Turnpike run by Florida Gas Transmission (FGT), one of the two pipelines FPL requires Sabal Trail to connect to.

Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line (PEPL)

Parent company of FGT.

Other Hazards

Lots of additions from Protect our community from Sabal Trail —Beacon Baptist Church to Albany Mayor Hubbard.

More on Shale Property Rights (formerly Spectra Energy Watch).

More on Natural Gas Watch.

14 thoughts on “Other Hazards

  1. My son was killed in a pipeline explosion 7-5-10. There are many old lines that are only a few inches in the ground, because of years because of top cover erosion. A shallow covered gas line is more dangerous than an exposed one!!! This was the case of my accident. After the accident, several lines in my immediate area were found to be totally exposed!!! What about the ones that are not covered to the proper depth and are seldom inspected. The federal pipeline administration is a joke. They have no idea how to do their own investigation, the rely on the pipeline companies to tell them what happened or what to do. As it has been said, THE PIPELINE COMPANIES ARE FUNDING TO MUCH MONEY TO THE AGENCIES THAT REGULATE THEM.

    1. Sad for the death, looks like a one call was not done and that is imperative. No matter how deep you think a line is you never know until a actual markout is done. Never rely on maps due to erosion etc. Unfortunate accident that could have been prevented.

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