PHMSA Inspection Leads to $131,000 in Proposed Fines for Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipeline Company

U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, November 3, 2016

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Notice of Probable Violation, Proposed Compliance Order, and Proposed Civil Penalty of $131,000 to Kinder Morgan (KM) Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) after concluding its inspection of the 4,312 mile KM Gas NGPL East System which runs from south Texas to northern Illinois. The NOPV identifies five probable violations of Federal pipeline safety regulations, including failing to adhere to a procedural manual for operations and maintenance activities by omitting valve and component conditions from 553 valves records, and a failure to document that valves were partially operated during NGPL’s inspections of emergency valves.

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