Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2004

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2004

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 5 2 1 308,500
Alaska 7 0 0 821,010
Arizona 6 0 4 158,000
Arkansas 1 0 0 72,376
California 10 0 0 1,636,600
Colorado 2 0 0 1,085,586
Connecticut 2 0 1 50,290
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 1 0
Georgia 2 0 0 948,000
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 11 0 2 3,618,509
Indiana 5 2 3 2,671,070
Iowa 1 0 1 1,000
Kansas 3 0 2 647,040
Kentucky 2 0 1 0
Louisiana 17 1 0 62,197
Maine 2 0 0 0
Maryland 7 0 0 4,836,731
Massachusetts 1 0 0 151,010
Michigan 3 0 0 886,010
Minnesota 7 3 4 1,440,000
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
Missouri 2 0 0 307,448
Montana 2 0 1 171,000
Nebraska 2 0 0 703,500
Nevada 1 0 0 457,000
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 1 0 932,900
New Mexico 3 0 1 61,000
New York 5 2 3 5,608,429
North Carolina 2 0 0 1,423,150
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 6 2 1 1,436,328
Oklahoma 1 0 0 99,000
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 18 3 3 3,223,818
Rhode Island 2 0 2 100,000
South Carolina 1 0 0 1,000,000
South Dakota 1 0 0 100,800
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 8 1 3 262,459
Utah 3 0 2 861,051
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 7 0 2 1,404,839
Washington 5 1 2 669,639
West Virginia 1 0 1 0
Wisconsin 4 0 0 1,255,286
Wyoming 0 0 0 0
United States, total 172 18 41 39,471,576

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 a 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, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of Sept. 30, 2005.