PHMSA Proposes Civil Penalties of $198,000 to Colorado Interstate Gas Company for Pipeline Safety Violations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced Tuesday that it proposed civil penalties of $198,000 and issued a Notice of Probable Violation and Proposed Compliance Order to Colorado Interstate Gas Company LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, for violating pipeline safety regulations.

From August 10 to August 14, 2016, a representative of the PHMSA Office of Pipeline Safety inspected three hazardous liquid lines in Sinclair, Wyoming, owned and operated by Colorado Interstate Gas Company LLC, and found four possible violations.

The possible pipeline safety violations found include issues related to pipeline integrity management in high consequence areas and a failure to inspect mainline valves at least twice a year, which is required.

View the details of the case here.