Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2007

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2007

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 1 0 0 250,000
Alaska 4 0 2 183,850
Arizona 2 0 0 335,540
Arkansas 0 0 0 0
California 17 0 5 1,825,200
Colorado 5 0 0 1,235,107
Connecticut 2 0 1 528,580
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 1 0 0 5,500
Florida 1 0 0 87,578
Georgia 3 0 1 128,739
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 10 0 2 1,017,050
Indiana 1 0 1 25,934
Iowa 1 0 0 0
Kansas 1 0 0 1,606,000
Kentucky 2 0 0 147,771
Louisiana 2 0 0 50,250
Maine 2 0 0 300,000
Maryland 9 0 1 1,556,994
Massachusetts 4 0 3 2,553,923
Michigan 3 0 0 222,452
Minnesota 3 0 0 332,395
Mississippi 3 0 0 202,738
Missouri 2 0 2 154,800
Montana 1 0 1 120,000
Nebraska 1 0 1 4,609
Nevada 1 1 0 2,494
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 5 2 0 889,099
New York 3 1 1 30,000
North Carolina 2 0 0 636,305
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 4 0 0 1,150,928
Oklahoma 2 0 1 30,091
Oregon 2 0 0 813,640
Pennsylvania 6 0 2 981,200
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 48,994
South Dakota 2 0 0 696,630
Tennessee 1 0 1 200,000
Texas 27 1 8 930,195
Utah 3 2 0 780,380
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 8 1 0 5,548,550
Washington 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 1 0 1 62,181
Wisconsin 4 1 2 434,445
Wyoming 0 0 0 0
United States, total 153 9 36 26,110,142

NOTES: Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.
I. 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, Jan. 21, 2009.