Skip to main content

Sunoco pipeline penalty from PHMSA

Published by
World Pipelines,


On 2 November, The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Probable Violation, Proposed Compliance Order and Proposed Civil Penalty of US$251 800 to Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

The order came after PHMSA concluded its investigation of a November 2015 accident at the Sunoco-owned West Texas Gulf Pipeline Company's Wortham (Texas) facility that injured several workers.

The NOPV identifies two probable violations of Federal pipeline safety regulations, including failing to have a formal written procedure for the operation and maintenance of the 10 in. flow control valve involved in the accident, and failing to follow a written plan to ensure isolation of all energy sources prior to the start of work on the day the incident occurred.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/regulations-and-standards/07112016/sunoco-pipeline-penalty-from-phmsa/

You might also like

PHMSA announces new safety measures

PHMSA announces it is taking steps to implement new measures to strengthen its safety oversight of CO2 pipelines around the US, and protect communities from dangerous pipeline failures.

 
 

Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):