Posted: 04 Nov 2016

PHMSA continues to investigate Oct. 31 Colonial pipeline incident and cause of the Sept. 9 failure, any number of factors may have contributed to the severity of both incidents.

PHMSA says also investigating the operator's adherence to federal pipeline safety standards. If PHMSA determines the operator has violated any Federal pipeline standards, the agency can issue an enforcement action, levy civil penalties, or refer the case for criminal investigation.

Source: Reuters