Table 2-46: Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Property Damage Data

Table 2-46: Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Property Damage Data

Excel | CSV

  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008 2009
Fatalities                                                
Total hazardous liquid 4 7 4 5 3 0 5 0 1 3 5 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 5 2 0 4 2 4
Total gas 26 8 15 28 6 14 10 17 21 18 48 10 19 18 37 7 (R) 10 12 18 12 21 11 6 9
Gas transmission U U 1 6 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 15 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0
Gas distribution U U 14 22 6 14 7 16 21 16 47 9 18 16 22 5 (R) 9 11 18 12 18 9 6 9
Injured persons                                                
Total hazardous liquida 21 17 15 18 7 9 38 10 1,858 11 13 5 6 20 4 10 0 5 16 2 2 10 2 4
Total gas 233 214 177 108 69 89 80 101 113 53 114 72 75 88 77 51 49 66 (R) 44 46 34 43 63 59
Gas transmission U U 13 12 17 12 15 17 22 10 5 5 11 8 18 5 5 8 (R) 3 7 4 7 5 11
Gas distribution U U 164 96 52 77 65 84 91 43 109 67 64 80 59 46 44 58 (R) 41 39 30 36 58 48
Incidents                                                
Total hazardous liquid 351 254 246 183 180 216 212 229 245 188 194 171 153 167 146 130 (R) 150 (R) 133 (R) 145 143 120 119 139 105
Total gas 1,077 1,338 1,524 334 (R) 199 233 177 216 222 161 187 175 236 172 234 211 (R) 183 (R) 238 296 352 288 285 291 279
Gas transmission U U 389 129 89 71 74 95 81 64 77 73 99 54 80 87 82 97 123 182 146 132 140 127
Gas distribution U U 1,135 205 (R) 110 162 103 121 141 97 110 102 137 118 154 124 (R) 101 (R) 141 (R) 173 170 142 153 151 152
Property damage (current $ millions)                                                
Total hazardous liquid 1.2 2.2 5.7 5.1 15.7 37.8 39.1 28.9 62.2 32.5 85.1 55.2 63.3 86.4 (R) 150.6 25.3 (R) 48.9 (R) 53.3 (R) 152.8 304.1 69.5 56.7 117.8 47.4
Total gas 3.3 5.0 10.0 22.9 (R) 19.0 19.7 31.4 38.4 98.4 20.9 29.3 24.6 63.5 43.6 41.3 37.7 (R) 49.8 (R) 71.6 (R) 105.9 938.8 77.0 94.2 401.5 91.5
Gas transmission U U 8.8 13.4 11.3 11.9 24.6 23.0 45.2 10.0 13.1 12.1 44.5 17.7 17.9 23.7 26.7 (R) 50.6 68.2 440.7 52.4 68.1 344.1 62.0
Gas distribution U U 1.2 9.5 (R) 7.7 7.8 6.8 15.3 53.3 11.0 16.3 12.5 19.1 25.9 23.4 14.1 (R) 23.1 (R) 21.0 (R) 37.7 498.0 24.5 26.1 57.4 29.5

KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

a 1994 total Injured persons from hazardous liquid Includes 1,851 injuries requiring medical treatment reported for accidents caused by severe flooding near Houston, TX, in October 1994.

NOTES

Beginning with 1985 data, pipeline incidents are credited to the year in which they occurred, not the year in which the report was received. Gas numbers represent the sum of transmission and gathering and distribution operators.

Property damage includes, but is not limited to, damage to the operator's facilities and to the property of others; gas lost; restoration of service and relighting; facility repair and replacement; leak locating; right-of-way cleanup; and environmental cleanup and damage.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1970-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, personal communication.

1990-2009: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm as of Jan.12, 2010.