Table 2-21: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Missouri            
Number of incidents 0 2 1 0 0 0
Number of fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of injuries 0 0 0 0 0 0
Property damage ($ thousands) 0 240 500 0 0 0
United States, total            
Number of incidents 64 77 73 99 54 80
Number of fatalities 2 1 1 1 2 15
Number of injuries 10 5 5 11 8 18
Property damage ($ thousands) 9,958 13,078 12,078 29,749 17,696 17,868

NOTE: Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.2.

NOTES FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: Incident means any of the following events:

I. An event that involves a release of gas from a pipeline or of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and a) a death or personal injury necessitating in-patient hospitalization or b) estimated property damage, including cost of gas lost, of the operator or others, or both, of $50,000 or more.

II. An event that results in an emergency shutdown of an LNG facility.

III. An event that is significant, in the judgment of the operator, even though it did not meet the criteria of I or II.

Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of Jan. 7, 2002.