Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2003

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2003

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 2 0 2 26,763
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 1 0 0 54,200
Arkansas 1 0 0 323,744
California 5 1 1 3,763,000
Colorado 2 0 0 1,070,000
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 52,549
Georgia 3 0 0 1,374,456
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 0
Illinois 2 0 0 1,062,410
Indiana 3 0 0 788,050
Iowa 1 0 1 0
Kansas 4 0 1 1,787,612
Kentucky 1 0 0 3,301,500
Louisiana 20 0 1 6,830,333
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
Michigan 1 0 0 257,000
Minnesota 1 0 0 1,416,222
Mississippi 2 0 0 283,456
Missouri 1 0 0 3,263,000
Montana 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 1 0 0 54,900
New Mexico 3 0 0 324,968
New York 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 1 0 0 372,586
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 4 0 0 610,410
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 2 0 1 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 80,000
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 19 0 1 10,479,743
Utah 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0
Washington 3 0 0 402,372
West Virginia 3 0 0 687,800
Wisconsin 1 0 0 236,797
Wyoming 3 0 0 270,282
United States, total1 97 1 8 39,988,153

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the totals.

NOTES: Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.2. 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.