List of pipeline accidents
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The following is a list of pipeline accidents:
- 2004: A major natural gas pipeline exploded in Ghislenghien, Belgium near Ath (50 kilometres southwest of Brussels), killing 24 people and leaving 122 wounded, some critically on July 30, 2004
- 1962: An explosion on a gas pipeline occurred on a lateral line about 50 kilometers northwest of Edson, Alberta. 8 people were killed.
- 1996 A gas pipeline, owned and operated by TransCanada Corporation ruptured at a crossing of the La Salle River in St. Norbert, Winnipeg resulting in an explosion, fire and loss of one home. There was no injuries or deaths reported.
- 2007: A crude oil pipeline owned and operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners was ruptured by an excavator digging a storm sewer trench in Burnaby, British Columbia. 
- 2010: Dalian Pipeline disaster - The explosion of two petroleum pipelines and subsequent fire in the port of Dalian, in northern China's Liaoning province on Saturday, on July 17, 2010, caused fatalities, damages and an ecological disaster, releasing 11,000 barrels of oil into the Yellow Sea, and covering up, according to different sources, from 50 to 430 km2 of sea and coast lines.
- 2011 Nairobi pipeline fire kills approximately 100 people and hospitalized 120.
- 1959 On July 1, a petroleum pipeline exploded, and burned for 7 hours in Coatzacoalcos. 12 people were killed, and 100 more injured.
- 2010: The explosion on December 19, 2010 of an oil pipeline at a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pumping station in San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida in central Mexico, killed at least 27 people and injured more than 50. The explosion is believed to have been caused by attempts to puncture the pipe to steal oil.
- 1998: At Jesse in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline exploded killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom were scavenging gasoline. The worst of several similar incidents in this country. (October 17, 1998)
- 2000: Another pipeline explosion near the town of Jesse killed about 250 villagers. (July 10, 2000)
- 2000: At least 100 villagers died when a ruptured pipeline exploded in Warri. (July 16, 2000)
- 2000: A leaking pipeline caught fire near the fishing village of Ebute near Lagos, killing at least 60 people. (November 30, 2000)
- 2003: A pipeline punctured by thieves exploded and killed 125 villagers near Umuahia, Abia State. (June 19, 2003)
- 2004: A pipeline punctured by thieves exploded and killed dozens of people in Lagos State. (September 17, 2004)
- 2006: An oil pipeline punctured by thieves exploded and killed 150 people at the Atlas Creek Island in Lagos State. (May 12, 2006)
- 2006: A vandalised oil pipeline exploded in Lagos. Up to 500 people may have been killed. (December 26, 2006)
- 2008: The 2008 Ijegun pipeline explosion (May 16)
- 1989 The Ufa train disaster: Sparks from two passing trains detonated gas leaking from an LPG pipeline near Ufa, Russia. Workers with the pipeline noticed dropping in the line, but they increased pressure in the line instead of searching for a leak. Trees up to 4 kilometers away were felled by the blast, as well as derailing 2 locomotives and 38 passenger cars on the trains. Up to 645 people were reported killed on June 4, 1989.
- Ellingwood, Ken (December 20, 2010). "27 die in oil pipeline explosion in Mexico". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
- "A chronology of pipeline fires in Nigeria". www.thenationonlineng.com. The Nation (Lagos), Friday, May 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-20.[dead link]
- Probe ordered after Nigeria blast, May 13, 2006, BBC News
- Up to 500 killed in Lagos fuel blast, December 26, 2006, Yahoo News[dead link]