Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2003

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2003

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 2 0 2 6,565
Alaska 7 0 1 700,000
Arizona 5 1 4 301,500
Arkansas 1 0 1 0
California 12 1 1 2,078,000
Colorado 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 2 0 4 100,000
Delaware 1 0 3 300,000
District of Columbia 1 0 1 10,000
Florida 2 0 1 550,000
Georgia 5 0 1 1,185,051
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 6 1 2 4,450,000
Indiana 2 1 0 505,000
Iowa 1 0 0 50,000
Kansas 2 0 2 475,000
Kentucky 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 3 0 2 253,000
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 6 0 2 1,420,000
Massachusetts 4 0 0 870,000
Michigan 11 0 4 1,194,000
Minnesota 4 0 1 600,000
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
Missouri 4 1 2 394,117
Montana 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 2 0 1 200,000
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 2 1,145,000
New Mexico 4 1 1 125,000
New York 2 0 0 300,000
North Carolina 8 0 0 1,546,000
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 2 0 1 255,000
Oklahoma 3 0 0 90,000
Oregon 2 0 4 50,000
Pennsylvania 16 4 8 1,448,598
Rhode Island 1 0 0 100,000
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 68,500
Tennessee 1 0 1 0
Texas 7 1 1 360,819
Utah 2 0 2 162,000
Vermont 1 0 0 175,000
Virginia 4 0 1 700,000
Washington 1 0 0 125,683
West Virginia 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 0 2 0
Wyoming 0 0 0 0
United States, total 143 11 58 22,293,833

NOTES: Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.1. 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of July 14, 2004.