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If you have been approached by a company requesting an easement, please read this article from the University of Kentucky.

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From KM lobos pipeline frequently asked questions = KM  says:

Kinder Morgan is committed to operational excellence  etc …………

The Truth:


In Texas from 2003 to 2014, Kinder Morgan experienced 36 “significant incidents” resulting in fatalities or hospitalization, fires, explosions, or spills.[18]

Throughout the U.S. since 2003, Kinder Morgan and its subsidiaries’ pipelines have been responsible for at least 180 spills, evacuations, explosions, fires, and fatalities in 24 states.[19] Some examples (also including spills in Canada):

  • 2004 On April 28, 2004, an underground Kinder Morgan 14” pipeline ruptured at Suisun Marsh in Solano County, California, spilling over 120,000 gallons of diesel fuel directly into the marsh. The cause was pipe corrosion. The company failed to notify authorities about the spill for 18 hours, another safety violation for which it was later cited. Kinder Morgan was fined $5.3 million for the spill, and agreed to enhance spill prevention, response and reporting practices. The company had 44 spills in a 31-month period, indicating “a widespread failure to adequately detect and address the effects of outside force damage and corrosion,” according to an order issued in August 2005 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).[20]
  • 2004 On November 9, 2004, a Kinder Morgan pipeline in Walnut Creek, California was struck by a backhoe, causing a gasoline spill that ignited in an explosive fireball that incinerated five workers, severely injuring four others. CalOSHA (California Occupational Safety and Health Administration) cited Kinder Morgan for failure to accurately mark or map the pipeline location.[21] In 2005, the California Fire Marshal fined Kinder Morgan $500,000 for its role in this “completely preventable” tragedy. Kinder Morgan agreed to upgrade its pipeline inspection methods and improve corrosion control.[22]
  • 2006 On November 11, 2006, a subcontractor on Kinder Morgan’s Rockies Express (REX) pipeline outside Cheyenne, Wyoming struck an existing pipeline, causing a rupture and explosion. Two months after this explosion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission threatened to shut the project down if REX didn’t improve its “poor compliance record” involving construction activity outside the approved work area.[23]
  • 2006 On November 27, 2006, the Kinder Morgan Plantation Pipeline at Charlotte, North Carolina released about 4,000 gallons of gasoline from a Plantation Pipe Line Company block valve on a delivery line into a terminal owned by a third party company.[24]
  • 2007 On July 24, 2007, the Trans Mountain Pipeline, operated by Kinder Morgan Canada, released over 250,000 litres of crude oil (70,000 of which flowed into Burrard Inlet, requiring a C$15-million cleanup) after a backhoe broke the improperly-marked line in Burnaby.[25][26]
  • 2008 On September 23, 2008, a Kinder Morgan pipeline exploded and burned for more than ten hours at Pasadena, Texas. One person died; another was injured.[27] The cause of this “significant event” was corrosion. The Pasadena pipeline experienced at least 18 “significant incidents” 2004 to 2013.[28]
  • 2010 On November 30, 2010, a 30″ diameter Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas Pipeline failed in a semi-rural area between Highway 1 and State Road 3191, two miles NW of the center of Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1/4 mile NE of a country club, and 200′ south of a residential subdivision. Louisiana state police evacuated 100 homes. Pipe cracked: 52.5 inches long & about 0.5 inches in maximum width. The failure site is near where TGP had a previous failure in 1965, with multiple fatalities. That failure was attributed to stress corrosion cracking.[30]
  • 2011 The Carteret, New Jersey, KMLT had a product release and resulting fire during maintenance activity on March 14, 2011. On April 4, 2013, the PHMSA Office of Pipeline Safety issued a Notice of Probable Violation, Proposed Civil Penalty and Proposed Compliance Order (NOPV) arising from an inspection at that KMLT. In 2013, KMLT paid a penalty of $63,100 and is required to complete pipeline integrity testing and other corrective measures by May 2015.[31]
  • 2011 On August 17, 2011, Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America had a flash fire and explosion at a plant south of Herscher, Illinois. Five employees went to the hospital. Kinder Morgan was cited for pipeline and workplace safety violations.[32]
  • 2014 On June 26, 2014 near East Bernard, Texas, according to the Office of Emergency Management, a gas pipeline adjacent to the Kinder Morgan compressor plant blew out, destroying the roadway and catching a nearby truck on fire at FM 1164 just south of Highway 59. Flames as high as 150 feet were shooting out of the blaze.[33]

plus some of KM’s BC accidents

•    July 15, 2005: About 210,000 litres of crude were released into the area surrounding the company’s Sumas Mountain storage facility in Abbotsford, making its way into Kilgard Creek.
•    July 24, 2007: An oil spill occurred along the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby when a construction crew inadvertently hit the unmarked pipe with an excavator. Almost 250,000 litres (about 1500 barrels) of oil shot out of the ground, soaking a residential neighbourhood and seeping into the Burrard Inlet. At least 50 homes had to be evacuated. (Click to view the BC Ministry of Environment Incident Report)
•    May 6, 2009: A sizeable spill was discovered at the company’s Burnaby Mountain tank farm, with almost 200,000 litres leaking out into the facility.
•    January 24, 2012: A pipeline rupture at the Sumas Mountain tank farm spilled an estimated 110,000 litres of oil. Local residents reported health problems including nausea, headaches and fatigue, and schoolchildren were kept indoors for fear of airborne toxins.
•    April 3, 2012: Another spill in a “containment area” at the Abbotsford Sumas Mountain facility caused nuisance odors and air quality concerns in surrounding communities.
•    June 12, 2013: A leak was discovered on the Kinder Morgan pipeline near Merritt, BC.
•    June 26, 2013: Just two weeks after the spill near Merritt, yet another leak was discovered – this time spilling up to 4,000 litres of oil at a site near the Coquihalla Summit, about 40 km east of Hope, BC.

This is what will happen here if they put a pipeline anywhere near our arroyos. These are photos of numerous exposed pipelines ( to include the Cortez pipline ) in Placitas, 2006. placitas2are Placitas 1re

The BLM has a lot of the same concerns that we have voiced yet they do not acknowledge that in our meetings with them.
The carbon dioxide will be transported as a supercritical fluid under highly pressurized conditions.  Due to the highly pressurized conditions, a complete shear or rupture of the pipeline may displace the soil above the pipeline.  Upon release and adiabatic expansion, it is estimated that approximately 75 percent of the carbon diixide volume within the affected pipeline segment will be discharged as a gas.  The remaining 25 percent of the carbon dioxide volume will solidify, then vaporize slowly, resulting in a gaseous release into the atmosphere.


Great article on property values and fracking/pipelines.



KM pipeline put on hold in the NorthEast, can we do this too? Key was owners not letting Kinder Morgan survey their land and lots of PROTESTS!

Please read.

Kinder Morgan to scrap partnerships ( they developed this concept in the energy sector):

Representatives from Kinder Morgan will be hosting a series of public presentations that will provide a detailed overview of the Lobos Pipeline project, as well as address questions and concerns from the general public.

The project will be placing newspaper advertisements in the impacted counties, and below are the dates/times/locations for these events:

Tuesday, September 9

La Promesa Elementary School

898 HWY 304

Veguita, NM


Wednesday, September 10

Dr. Saul Community Building

109 N. Roosevelt Avenue

Mountainair, NM


Thursday, September 11

Quemado High School

3484 US HWY 60

Quemado, NM



We welcome your attendance at one, or all, of these presentations.  Thank you!

Ryan McCreery

Manager, Public Affairs
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
3250 Lacey Road, 7th Floor
Please read what desmogblog has to say about the CO2 pipeline.


Next meeting August 18, 2014 at :122 Broadway Ave (US 60), Mountainair, New Mexico 87036  at 5:30 ALL ARE INVITED
CO2 is not the only substance KM wants to transport, Helium is next.

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