PHMSA Issues Corrective Action Order to Colonial Pipeline for Gasoline Pipeline Spill

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration filed a Corrective Action Order to Colonial Pipeline Company on Friday pertaining to its September 9 Line 1 failure that spilled approximately 6,000 barrels of gasoline into a mining retention pond in Shelby County, Alabama.

Required corrective actions Colonial Pipeline must adhere to according to the order include complete shutdown of the pipeline, a written restart plan, mechanical and metallurgical testing, a root cause failure analysis, an emergency response plan and training review, and a corrective action order document report.

Colonial Pipeline’s Line 1 carries gasoline from Houston, Texas to Greensboro, North Carolina. The leak occurred on a section of the line that runs from Collins, Mississippi, to Atlanta, Georgia.

Officials are currently investigating the cause of the leak.