On March 29, 2013 at 2:37 p.m., a 20-inch pipeline ruptured and leaked approximately 5,000 barrels of crude in the town of Mayflower, Ark. The affected line is part of ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline System, which transports crude from Patoka, Ill. To Nederland, Texas.
PHMSA is investigating the cause of the failure. PHMSA's investigation is being led by the Southwest Region, based in Houston, TX, and the entire agency is providing support.
Other Frequently- Requested Documents
For all other related documents, including previous inspection reports, enforcement actions, and ExxonMobil's Pegasus Facility response plan, please visit the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Federal On Scene Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Updates from EPA Region 6
Updates from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Pipeline Profile
There are more than 30,000 miles of pipeline in Arkansas. Click here for a profile of Arkansas' pipelines. Each state pipeline profile includes:
- Overview of the purposes of pipelines and the importance of pipeline safety
- Interactive map of pipelines in the area and their operators
- Records of pipeline incidents in the state
- Reports on state inspections and enforcement
- Contact information for PHMSA's Office of Pipeline Safety and regional community assistance and technical services managers
Office of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs
(202) 366-7431 (fax)
PHMSA collects and shares a large volume of data about pipelines, as demonstrated by the resources below:
PHMSA Enforcement Database
PHMSA monitors and enforces operators' compliance with pipeline safety regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of pipeline facilities. Visit for a summary of PHMSA's overall enforcement activity. Please note that the database is updated approximately every 30-45 days. For the most up-to-date list of PHMSA enforcement actions, visit our Recent Enforcement Actions page here.
Enforcement Information for Specific Operators
Look up PHMSA's enforcement activity by specific pipeline operator.
Natural Gas Pipelines Information
Get information and updates on natural gas pipelines from a central location.
Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Information
Get information on hazardous liquid pipelines from a central location.
National Pipeline Mapping System Public-Viewer
The NPMS Public-Viewer is an online application that displays pipelines in a selected local area.