Energy Transfer Accident Attorneys
Pipeline Explosion Lawyers Serving the Injured Nationwide
Energy Transfer was co-founded in 1996. 25 years later, it is now one of the most diversified publicly traded infrastructure partnerships in the country. Energy Transfer has more than 90,000 miles of pipeline, traversing 38 states, Canada, and Beijing. The company also employs nearly 10,000 people. Energy Transfer is engaged in natural gas and propane pipeline transport and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company moves about 30% of the U.S.’s natural gas and crude oil through its pipelines.
With so many miles of pipeline, Energy Transfer is no stranger to leaks and ruptures. Perhaps the most well-known is a Beaver County, Pennsylvania rupture on the Revolution Pipeline. On September 10, 2018, a landslide caused the pipeline to rupture, causing an explosion that sent flames shooting 150 feet into the air, forcing evacuations, and burning one home to the ground. The pipeline had only been in service for a week when the explosion rocked the area. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigated the incident, finding multiple violations and oversights.
The DEP shut the pipeline down for about two years and assessed a $30.6 million fine against ETC Northeast Pipeline, an Energy Transfer subsidiary.