Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

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Financial ($ millions)  1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996R 1997 1998
Transmission pipeline companies                 
Total operating revenues  3,190d 5,928d 41,604e 21,756e 13,841e 12,092e 12,050e 10,339e 9,450e
 Operating expenses                 
Operation expenses  2,031 4,094 36,075 16,429 7,811 6,121 6,314 4,975  
Maintenance expenses  64 109 405 629 578 558 488 406  
 Taxes                 
Federal taxes*  223 202 1,327 768 1,172 1,048 1,085 1,076  
State and local taxes*  96 174 664 477 585 534 558 455  
Total operating expensesa   2,698 5,088 39,709 19,484 11,333 9,534 9,603 7,862 6,795
  Taxes (federal, state, local)b 319 376 1,991 1,245 1,757 1,582 1,643 1,531 1,481
  Operation and maintenance 2,095 4,203 36,480 17,058 8,389 6,680 6,802 5,381 4,260
Distribution pipeline companies                 
Total operating revenues  N N 14,013d 18,750f 20,911f 19,421f 30,407f 30,817f 27,542f
 Operating expenses                  
Operation expenses  N N 11,539 14,020 15,279 13,575 22,433 25,201  
Maintenance expenses  N N 252 524 589 596 868 861  
 Taxes                  
Federal taxes*  N N 351 581 703 720 1,041 1,556  
State and local taxes*  N N 785 1,045 1,228 1,168 1,627 1,655  
Total operating expensesa   N N 13,263 17,125 19,025 17,402 27,917 R27,445 25,039
  Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 1,136 1,625 1,917 1,888 2,668 R2,415 2,422
  Operation and maintenance N N 11,791 14,544 15,868 14,170 23,301 R23,155 20,910
Investor-owned, total industry                 
Total operating revenues  N N 85,918g 66,027g 63,446g 58,434g 63,600g R62,660h 57,117h
 Operating expenses                  
Operation expenses  N N 73,288 49,718 43,879 37,998 43,742 46,070  
Maintenance expenses  N N 1,220 1,910 2,074 2,043 2,043 1,690  
Total operating expensesa   N N 81,789 60,137 56,789 50,800 56,695 R55,422 50,896
  Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 4,847 4,957 6,613 6,186 6,362 R6,384 5,429
  Operation and maintenance N N 74,508 51,628 45,593 40,041 45,785 R44,851 41,026
 Taxes                  
Federal taxes*  N N 2,327 2,038 3,112 2,723 2,932 #VALUE!   
State and local taxes*  N N 2,520 2,919 3,491 3,463 3,430 3,504  
Inventory                 
Pipeline mileage                 
Transmission  183,700I 252,200I 266,500j 280,100j 268,300j R268,300j 259,300j R251,100j 253,900
Distribution  391,400 594,800 701,800 837,300 919,300 R936,800 959,500 R957,100 980,800
Field and gathering  55,800 66,300 83,500 89,500 70,400 R60,400 57,500 R43,000 45,000
 Total 630,950 913,267 1,051,774 1,206,894 1,257,971 1,262,152 1,276,315 R1251,200 1,279,700
Number of employees                 
Investor-owned companies  206,400k 211,700k 215,400l 204,200l 187,200l 179,000l R179,000l R154,600l 151,500l
Transmission pipeline companies  31,400 32,400 45,200 37,400 31,000 28,000 32,300 27,500 28,400
Distribution pipeline companies  N N 52,100 64,700 62,400 61,600 79,700 R75,000 69,700
Integrated pipeline companies  N N 53,200 39,900 39,400 36,400 12,700 12,300 13,600
Combination pipeline companies  N N 52,200 50,100 42,900 42,100 38,700 30,600 30,400
 Total N N 202,700 192,100 175,800 168,100 163,500 145,400 142,100
Number of interstate natural gas pipeline companiesc87m 89m 91m 132m 150n 133n 138n 86o 86o
Performance (million cubic ft.)                 
Marketed production, total  12,771,038p 21,920,642p 20,179,724p 18,593,792p 19,709,525p 19,506,474p R19,812,241p R19,866,093p 19,645,554p
Delivered to consumers, total  10,382,681q 19,018,462q 18,216,233q 16,818,882q 18,898,635q 19,660,161q 20,005,508q R20,004,012q 19,469,047q
Consumed, total  11,966,537 21,139,386 19,877,293 18,715,090 20,707,717 21,580,665 R21,966,616 R21,958,660 21,262,023
Gas used as a pipeline fuel, total  347,075 722,166 634,622 659,816 685,362 700,335 711,446 R751,470 635,477
Safety                 
Fatalities N 26r 15r 6r 21r 18r 48r R10r 17r
Injured persons N 233 177 69 113 53 114 R72 75
Incidents N 1,077 1,524 198 222 161 187 R175 235

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

aDoes not add due to omission of line from source table for depreciation and other non-cash expenses.
bFigures obtained by addition/subtraction and may not appear directly in data source.
cAs of Sept. 30 each year.
NOTE: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES: Unless otherwise noted, refer to chapter tables for sources.

dAmerican Gas Association, Gas Facts,1979 (Arlington, VA), table 134.
eIbid., Gas Facts (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 12-2, and similar tables in earlier edtiions.
fIbid., table 12-3, and similar tables in earlier editions.
gIbid., table 12-1.
hIbid., Unpublished data and personal communication, Aug 17, 2000.
iIbid., Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA ), table 44.
JIbid., Gas Facts (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 5-1, and similar tables in earlier editions.
kIbid., Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA ), table 153.
LIbid., Gas Facts (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 14-2, and similar tables in earlier editions.
mU.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Statistics of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Companies (Washington, DC: Annual issues), preface.
nFederal Energy Regulatory Commission, personal communication.
oAmerican Gas Association, personal communication, Aug 17, 2000.
pU.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual, 1998 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 98. Internet site http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil gas/natural gas/data publications/natural gas annual/nga.html as of Aug 9, 2000.
qIbid., Table 100.
rU.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, DPS-35, personal communication, and Internet site http://ops.dot.gov/stats.htm, as of Aug. 9, 2000.