Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2005

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2005

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 3 3 0 121,780
Alaska 4 0 0 855,250
Arizona 4 0 3 975,440
Arkansas 1 0 0 149,650
California 9 0 0 2,289,700
Colorado 3 2 1 320,280
Connecticut 5 0 0 1,276,064
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Georgia 2 0 0 154,309
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 18 0 4 2,385,215
Indiana 5 2 2 1,272,276
Iowa 1 0 0 60,450
Kansas 4 0 0 371,344
Kentucky 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 33 1 0 468,536,876
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 8 0 0 1,749,000
Massachusetts 4 1 1 150,000
Michigan 5 0 2 3,356,484
Minnesota 2 0 2 295,400
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
Missouri 2 0 0 750,845
Montana 1 0 1 501,000
Nebraska 2 2 3 770,000
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 1 0 0 522,400
New Jersey 7 3 8 5,077,597
New Mexico 1 0 1 5,000
New York 3 0 5 1,563,000
North Carolina 3 0 0 620,617
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 3 1 0 139,131
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 8 1 4 1,045,363
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 4 0 3 244,363
Texas 18 1 0 1,560,817
Utah 1 0 0 21,115
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0 153,573
Washington 1 0 0 60,191
West Virginia 1 0 0 200,000
Wisconsin 1 0 0 325,425
Wyoming 1 0 0 68,659
United States, total 171 17 40 497,948,614

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 Oct. 10, 2006.