Pipeline incident reports

On this page, you will find reports on pipeline incidents investigated by the DPU's Pipeline Safety Division.

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The DPU, through its Pipeline Safety Division, investigates all pipeline incidents that involve any of the following:

  • a release of gas that results in death or injury requiring in-patient hospitalization;
  • a release of gas that results in property damage of $50,000 or more;
  • a release of gas that results in an unintentional estimated gas loss of three million cubic feet or more;
  • an emergency shutdown of a liquefied natural gas facility or an underground natural gas storage facility; or
  • any other event that is significant in the judgment of the pipeline operator.

On this page are the investigation reports for incidents that occurred between 2001 and the present. For more information on what qualifies as an incident pursuant to the federal pipeline safety code, see 49 C.F.R. section 191.3.

2021 Incident Reports

2016-2020 Incident Reports

2011-2015 Incident Reports

2006-2010 Incident Reports

2001-2005 Incident Reports

Contact for Pipeline incident reports


Department of Public Utilities
One South Station, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

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