Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2006

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2006

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 4 0 0 269,382
Arizona 0 0 0 0
California 6 0 1 1,003,350
Colorado 3 0 0 720,000
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 89,700
Georgia 3 0 0 176,715
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Iowa 2 0 0 252,457
Idaho 4 0 0 1,304,224
Illinois 0 0 0 0
Indiana 0 0 0 0
Kansas 3 1 0 567,150
Kentucky 2 0 0 1,124,066
Louisiana 23 0 1 17,078,693
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 150,000
Maine 0 0 0 0
Michigan 2 1 0 137,100
Minnesota 3 0 0 663,000
Missouri 5 0 0 648,184
Mississippi 4 0 0 1,204,322
Montana 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 2 0 1 60,900
Nevada 1 0 0 59,784
New York 1 0 0 453,321
Ohio 4 0 0 392,771
Oklahoma 7 0 0 908,734
Oregon 1 0 1 0
Pennsylvania 5 0 1 759,130
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 14,400
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 27 0 0 9,828,278
Utah 1 0 0 450,000
Virginia 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Washington 2 0 0 210,000
Wisconsin 1 0 0 376,500
West Virginia 5 0 0 274,649
Wyoming 2 1 0 150,500
United States, total1 143 3 5 50,139,556

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (17 incidents,. $10,811,246 in property damage)

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, personal communication, Feb. 4, 2008.