Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Salt Lake City Pipeline Leak

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a $423,600 penalty Chevron Pipe Line Company after an investigation into a June 2010 pipeline failure near the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The pipeline failure resulted in the release of 800 barrels (33,600 gallons) of crude oil into the ground and nearby Red Butte Creek. PHMSA concluded that Chevron may have failed to institute and follow required procedures to patrol its pipeline rights-of-way, control corrosion on its system and protect its pipeline from stray electrical currents and did not have an adequate means to detect leaks along its pipeline system.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Penalty Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $423,600
Further Information Released
DOT Press Release 11/6/2010
PHMSA Notice of Amendment 11/6/2010
PHMSA Notice of Probable Violation 11/6/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database