Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

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Financial ($ millions) 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Transmission pipeline companies                    
Total operating revenuesa e3,190 e5,928 f41,604 f21,756 f13,841 f12,092 f12,050 f10,339 f9,450 f14,097
Total operating expensesa 2,698 5,088 39,709 19,484 11,333 9,534 9,603 7,862 R6,875 10,176
Operation and maintenance 2,095 4,203 36,480 17,058 8,389 6,680 6,802 5,381 4,260 6,120
Operation expenses 2,031 4,094 36,075 16,429 7,811 6,121 6,314 4,975 3,909 5,640
Maintenance expenses 64 109 405 629 578 558 488 406 351 480
Taxes (federal, state, local)b 319 376 1,991 1,245 1,757 1,582 1,643 1,531 R1,560 2,427
Federal taxes 223 202 1,327 768 1,172 1,048 1,085 1,076 1,035 5,329
State and local taxes 96 174 664 477 585 534 558 455 525 791
Distribution pipeline companies                    
Total operating revenuesa N N e14,013 g18,750 g20,911 g19,421 g30,407 R, g30,864 R, g28,182 g29,713
Total operating expensesa N N 13,263 17,125 19,025 17,402 27,917 27,445 R25,668 25,941
Operation and maintenance N N 11,791 14,544 15,868 14,170 23,301 23,155 R21,396 21,360
Operation expenses N N 11,539 14,020 15,279 13,575 22,433 22,388 20,710 19,295
Maintenance expenses N N 252 524 589 596 868 767 687 2,066
Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 1,136 1,625 1,917 1,888 2,668 2,415 R2,524 2,488
Federal taxes N N 351 581 703 720 1,041 849 1,250 934
State and local taxes N N 785 1,045 1,228 1,168 1,627 1,566 1,274 1,554
Investor-owned, total industryc                    
Total operating revenues N N h85,918 h66,027 h63,446 h58,434 h63,600 i62,660 R, j57,548 j66,320
Total operating expensesa N N 81,789 60,137 56,789 50,800 56,695 55,422 R51,075 56,967
Operation and maintenance N N 74,508 51,628 45,593 40,041 45,785 44,851 R41,360 45,368
Operation expenses N N 73,288 49,718 43,879 37,998 43,742 43,258 39,971 42,423
Maintenance expenses N N 1,220 1,910 2,074 2,043 2,043 1,593 1,390 2,946
Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 4,847 4,957 6,613 6,186 6,362 6,384 R5,293 6,594
Federal taxes N N 2,327 2,038 3,112 2,723 2,932 3,066 2,631 3,233
State and local taxes N N 2,520 2,919 3,491 3,463 3,430 3,318 2662 3,361

Inventory 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Pipeline mileage                    
Transmission k183,700 k252,200 l266,500 l280,100 l268,300 l268,300 l259,300 l251,100 R, l255,800 l263,300
Distribution 391,400 594,800 701,800 837,300 919,300 936,800 959,500 957,100 R999,000 1,045,900
Field and gathering 55,800 66,300 83,500 89,500 70,400 60,400 57,500 43,000 R40,200 36,100
Total 630,950 913,267 1,051,774 1,206,894 1,257,971 1,262,152 1,276,315 1,251,200 R1,295,000 1,345,400
Number of employees                    
Gas utility industry totalsd m206,400 m211,700 m215,400 n204,200 n187,200 n179,000 n179,000 n154,600 R, n154,200 n149,400
Investor-owned companiesd N N 202,700 192,100 175,800 168,100 163,500 145,400 R142,400 137,600
Transmission pipeline companies 31,400 32,400 45,200 37,400 31,000 28,000 32,300 27,500 28,400 32,300
Distribution pipeline companies N N 52,100 64,700 62,400 61,600 79,700 75,000 R71,300 71,500
Integrated pipeline companies N N 53,200 39,900 39,400 36,400 12,700 12,300 R12,000 6,300
Combination pipeline companies N N 52,200 50,100 42,900 42,100 38,700 30,600 R30,700 27,500
Number of interstate natural gas pipeline companies o87 o89 o91 o132 p150 p133 p138 q86 q86 r184

Performance (million cubic ft.) 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Marketed production, total s12,771,038 s21,920,642 s20,179,724 s18,593,792 s19,709,525 s19,506,474 t19,812,241 t19,866,093 R,t19,961,348 t19,804,848
Delivered to consumers, total 10,382,681 19,018,462 18,216,233 16,818,882 18,898,635 19,660,161 20,005,508 20,004,012 19,469,047 19,895,308
Consumed, total 11,966,537 21,139,386 19,877,293 18,715,090 20,707,717 21,580,665 21,966,616 21,958,660 R21,277,205 21,619,616
Gas used as a pipeline fuel, total 347,075 722,166 634,622 659,816 685,362 700,335 711,446 751,470 635,477 645,319

Safety 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Fatalitiesu N 26 15 6 21 18 48 10 R18 19
Injured persons N 233 177 69 113 53 114 72 R76 93
Incidents N 1,077 1,524 198 222 161 187 175 R236 173

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

a Does not add due to omission of line from source table for depreciation and other noncash expenses.

b Figures obtained by addition/subtraction and may not appear directly in data source.

c Industry total includes integrated and combination company totals in addition to distribution and transmission company totals.

d Number of employees in investor-owned companies is the sum of employees in distribution, tranmission, integrated and combination companies.

NOTES: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Gas utility industry totals include employees in privately owned companies.

SOURCES:

e American Gas Association, Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA), table 134.

f Ibid., Gas Facts, (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 12-2, and similar tables in earlier editions.

g Ibid., table 12-1, and similar tables in earlier editions.

h Ibid., table 12-1.

i Ibid., Unpublished data and personal communication, Aug. 17, 2000.

j Ibid., Gas Facts, 2000, table 12-1,12-2,12-3, and 12-4.

k Ibid., Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA ), table 44.

l Ibid., Gas Facts, (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 5-1, table 5-2, and similar tables in earlier editions.

m Ibid., Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA ), table 153.

n Ibid., Gas Facts, (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), table 14-2, and similar tables in earlier editions.

o U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Statistics of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Companies (Washington, DC: Annual issues), preface.

p Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, personal communication.

q American Gas Association, personal communication, Aug. 17, 2000.

r Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, http://www.ferc.gov/gas/pipecomp.htm as of Jan. 2, 2002.

s U.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.

t Ibid., Natural Gas Annual 2000, table 1.

u U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, DPS-35, Internet site http://ops.dot.gov/stats.htm as of Jan. 2, 2002.