Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2005

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2005

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 0 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 4 0 0 553,223
California 10 0 0 3,839,354
Colorado 1 0 0 65,000
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 85,000
Illinois 1 0 0 82,432
Indiana 2 0 1 429,570
Iowa 2 0 1 392,538
Kansas 7 0 0 1,818,801
Kentucky 3 0 0 1,469,678
Louisiana 27 0 1 24,721,331
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
Michigan 5 0 0 3,035,000
Minnesota 4 0 0 174,339
Mississippi 3 0 0 1,136,700
Missouri 1 0 0 100,000
Montana 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 1 0 0 178,000
Nevada 1 0 0 76,706
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 1 0 0 106,000
New York 0 0 0 150,000
North Carolina 1 0 0 36,515
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 2 0 0 256,800
Oklahoma 4 0 0 2,566,697
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 4 0 0 562,300
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 25 0 2 90,952,751
Utah 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 161,427
Washington 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 6 0 2 1,233,490
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 3 0 0 1,539,500
United States, total1 182 0 7 252,381,427

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. 10, 2006.