Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2007

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2007

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alaska 3 0 0 2,232,133
Alabama 1 0 0 50,500
Arkansas 1 0 0 223,430
Arizona 1 0 0 472,450
California 7 0 0 1,037,500
Colorado 4 0 0 1,782,060
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 369,615
Georgia 3 0 0 550,985
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Iowa 1 0 0 95,000
Idaho 6 0 0 2,208,445
Illinois 0 0 0 0
Indiana 2 0 0 117,299
Kansas 10 0 3 9,111,879
Kentucky 1 0 1 0
Louisiana 22 2 1 18,633,361
Massachusetts 1 0 0 1,200
Maryland 1 0 1 0
Maine 0 0 0 0
Michigan 2 0 0 84,490
Minnesota 1 0 0 36,568
Missouri 2 0 0 165,000
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 146,229
New Mexico 0 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New York 0 0 0 0
Ohio 1 0 0 325,000
Oklahoma 1 0 0 50,000
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 2 0 0 1,043,700
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 68,100
South Dakota 3 0 0 596,329
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 27 0 1 8,786,670
Utah 1 0 0 120,000
Virginia 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 2 0 0 296,062
Wyoming 0 0 0 0
United States, total1 133 2 7 61,843,587

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total ( 24 incidents, and $13,239,582 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, Jan. 26, 2009.