Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2004

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2004

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 1 0 0 110,375
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 4 0 0 329,554
California 4 1 0 230,000
Colorado 5 0 1 466,689
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 25,383
Georgia 2 0 0 176,401
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 3 0 0 462,791
Indiana 0 0 0 0
Iowa 6 0 0 767,005
Kansas 4 0 0 600,172
Kentucky 1 0 0 95,200
Louisiana 13 0 0 18,835,968
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 1 0 0 72,000
Michigan 1 0 0 100,000
Minnesota 2 0 0 263,220
Mississippi 4 0 1 274,430
Missouri 0 0 0 0
Montana 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 2 0 0 108,408
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 4 0 0 438,878
New Mexico 1 0 1 20,000
New York 2 0 0 150,000
North Carolina 1 0 0 305,000
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 3 0 0 430,372
Oklahoma 3 0 0 651,100
Oregon 1 0 0 75,000
Pennsylvania 4 0 0 538,700
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 20 0 0 3,581,907
Utah 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0
Washington 1 0 0 56,642
West Virginia 1 0 0 167,677
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 1 0 0 108,045
United States, total1 120 1 3 41,446,262

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 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 Oct. 3, 2005.