Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile

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FINANCIAL ($ millions) 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Transmission pipeline companies                      
Total operating revenuesa 2 3,190 2 5,928 7 41,604 7 21,756 7 13,841 7 12,092 7 12,050 7 10,339 7 9,450 R,7 9,555 7 11,140
Total operating expensesa 2,698 5,088 39,709 19,484 11,333 9,534 9,603 7,862 6,875 R6,897 8,412
Operation and maintenance 2,095 4,203 36,480 17,058 8,389 6,680 6,802 5,381 4,260 R4,148 5,538
Operation expenses 2,031 4,094 36,075 16,429 7,811 6,121 6,314 4,975 3,909 R3,823 5,226
Maintenance expenses 64 109 405 629 578 558 488 406 351 R325 312
Taxes (federal, state, local)b 319 376 1,991 1,245 1,757 1,582 1,643 1,531 1,560 R1,645 1,681
Federal taxes 223 202 1,327 768 1,172 1,048 1,085 1,076 1,035 R1,109 1,102
State and local taxes 96 174 664 477 585 534 558 455 525 R536 579
Distribution pipeline companies                      
Total operating revenuesa N N 2 14,013 10 18,750 10 20,911 10 19,421 10 30,407 10 30,864 10 28,182 R,10 28,135 10 34,761
Total operating expensesa N N 13,263 17,125 19,025 17,402 27,917 27,445 25,668 R24,564 32,163
Operation and maintenance N N 11,791 14,544 15,868 14,170 23,301 23,155 21,396 R20,226 27,144
Operation expenses N N 11,539 14,020 15,279 13,575 22,433 22,388 20,710 R18,270 26,321
Maintenance expenses N N 252 524 589 596 868 767 687 R1,956 823
Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 1,136 1,625 1,931 1,888 2,668 2,415 2,524 R2,355 2,921
Federal taxes N N 351 581 703 720 1,041 849 1,250 R883 1,035
State and local taxes N N 785 1,045 1,228 1,168 1,627 1,566 1,274 R1,472 1,886
Investor-owned, total industryc                      
Total operating revenues N N 8 85,918 8 66,027 8 63,446 R,8 58,435 8 63,600 14 62,660 16 57,548 R,16 59,142 16 72,712
Total operating expensesa N N 81,789 60,137 56,789 R50,594 56,695 55,422 51,075 R51,331 65,424
Operation and maintenance N N 74,508 51,628 45,953 40,041 45,785 44,851 41,360 R41,415 54,910
Operation expenses N N 73,288 49,718 43,879 37,998 43,742 43,258 39,971 R38,752 53,398
Maintenance expenses N N 1,220 1,910 2,074 2,043 2,043 1,593 1,390 R2,664 1,512
Taxes (federal, state, local)b N N 4,847 4,957 6,603 R5,981 6,362 6,384 5,293 R5,605 6,213
Federal taxes N N 2,327 2,038 3,112 R2,511 2,932 3,066 2,631 R2,626 2,761
State and local taxes N N 2,520 2,919 3,491 R3,470 3,430 3,318 2,662 R2,979 3,452

 

INVENTORY 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Pipeline mileage, total 630,950 913,267 1,051,774 1,206,894 1,257,971 1,262,152 1,276,315 1,251,199 1,294,962 R1,388,942 1,400,386
Transmission 3 183,700 3 252,200 9 266,500 9 280,100 9 268,300 R,9 263,900 9 259,300 9 251,100 9 255,800 R,9 254,000 9 250,600
Distribution 391,400 594,800 701,800 837,300 919,300 936,800 959,500 957,100 999,000 R1,094,500 1,110,000
Field and gathering 55,800 66,300 83,500 89,500 70,400 60,400 57,500 43,000 40,200 R40,400 39,800
Number of employees                      
Gas utility industry totalsd 4 206,400 4 211,700 4 215,400 11 204,200 11 187,200 11 179,000 11 179,000 11 154,600 11 154,200 R,11 143,600 11 135,600
Investor-owned companiesd, total N N 202,700 192,100 175,700 168,900 163,400 145,400 142,400 R133,100 125,100
Transmission pipeline companies 31,400 32,400 45,200 37,400 31,000 28,000 32,300 27,500 28,400 R29,400 26,400
Distribution pipeline companies N N 52,100 64,700 62,400 61,600 79,700 75,000 71,300 R71,400 69,500
Integrated pipeline companies N N 53,200 39,900 39,400 36,400 12,700 12,300 12,000 R6,200 6,000
Combination pipeline companies N N 52,200 50,100 42,900 R42,900 38,700 30,600 30,700 R26,100 23,200
Number of interstate natural gas pipeline companies 5 87 5 89 5 91 5 132 12 150 12 133 12 138 15 86 15 86 17 184 U

 

PERFORMANCE (million cubic ft.) 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Marketed production, total 6 12,771,038 6 21,920,642 6 20,179,724 6 18,593,792 6 19,709,525 6 19,506,474 13 19,812,241 13 19,866,093 13 19,961,348 13 19,804,848 13 20,002,287
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 20,772,291
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 21,277,205 21,619,616 22,546,944
Gas used as a pipeline fuel, total 347,075 722,166 634,622 659,816 685,362 700,335 711,446 751,470 635,477 645,319 644,444

 

SAFETY 1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Fatalities1 N 26 15 6 21 18 48 10 18 R21 37
Injured persons N 233 177 69 113 53 114 72 76 93 77
Incidents N 1,077 1,524 198 222 161 187 175 236 173 234

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

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, transmission, 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

1 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 Sept. 9, 2002.

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

3 Ibid., table 44.

4 Ibid., table 153.

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

6 Ibid., Natural Gas Annual, 1998 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 98.

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

8 Ibid., table 12-1.

9 Ibid., tables 5-1, 5-2, and similar tables in earlier editions.

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

11 Ibid., table 14-2 and similar tables in earlier editions.

12 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, personal communication.

13 U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual, 2000, table 1.

14 American Gas Association, Gas Facts, 1979 (Arlington, VA), unpublished data and personal communication, Aug. 17, 2000.

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

16 Ibid., Gas Facts, 2000, tables 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, and 12-4.

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