Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2006

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2006

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 1 0 0 50,160
Alaska 4 0 0 403,410
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0
California 15 0 1 1,658,807
Colorado 2 0 0 1,551,000
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 1 0 0 203,500
Florida 3 1 1 63,426
Georgia 2 0 1 170,500
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 14 1 0 2,268,702
Indiana 2 2 2 2,917,130
Iowa 1 0 0 66,500
Kansas 1 1 2 23,425
Kentucky 2 0 2 341,592
Louisiana 9 0 0 28,968
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 4 0 0 1,904,500
Massachusetts 2 0 1 21,000
Michigan 4 0 0 1,696,200
Minnesota 4 0 2 252,000
Mississippi 2 2 0 210,978
Missouri 5 1 0 917,261
Montana 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0
Nevada 1 0 1 9,432
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 2 0 2 101,651
New York 6 0 2 851,250
North Carolina 1 0 0 770,614
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 7 0 2 1,018,257
Oklahoma 1 0 0 55,000
Oregon 2 0 1 542,200
Pennsylvania 4 0 1 1,488,224
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 2 0 0 174,859
South Dakota 1 0 0 25,100
Tennessee 1 0 0 60,480
Texas 17 4 2 1,106,945
Utah 2 0 0 201,980
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 5 0 1 970,288
Washington 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 1 4 1 0
Wisconsin 1 0 0 182,399
Wyoming 1 0 0 200,000
United States, total1 133 16 25 22,558,288

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

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, personal communication, Feb. 4, 2008.