Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2008 and 2009

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2008 and 2009

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State 2008 2009
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars) Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 1 0 0 50,000 1 0 0 0
Alaska 4 0 0 1,405,900 9 0 1 1,459,440
Arizona 3 0 0 518,336 5 0 1 2,191,324
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 548,956
California 27 1 6 2,430,169 21 0 0 2,612,888
Colorado 5 1 7 638,850 3 0 2 502,050
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 200,100
Delaware 1 0 0 36,937 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 1 0 0 202,000 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 149,850
Georgia 3 0 0 391,903 4 0 5 197,359
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 482,000
Idaho 2 0 0 504,010 2 0 0 1,092,512
Illinois 3 0 1 442,500 9 0 5 2,135,407
Indiana 5 0 0 583,644 1 0 0 161,506
Iowa 3 0 2 200,000 1 0 0 127,646
Kansas 1 0 0 139,600 2 0 3 703,740
Kentucky 1 0 0 408,567 2 1 0 60,357
Louisiana 1 0 0 69,116 2 0 3 118,684
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 8 0 2 4,246,915 4 0 2 3,281,801
Massachusetts 2 0 0 232,449 3 1 1 750,000
Michigan 6 1 5 847,678 4 0 4 423,692
Minnesota 4 0 0 1,301,000 2 0 0 142,500
Mississippi 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 305,600
Missouri 2 0 0 126,754 3 0 1 218,000
Montana 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2,500,000
Nebraska 5 0 2 544,229 2 0 0 300,200
Nevada 1 0 2 191,436 1 0 0 94,399
New Hampshire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 2 1,151,504 4 1 0 418,114
New Mexico 4 0 2 385,300 4 0 4 65,892
New York 5 0 3 2,135,206 6 1 2 1,000,000
North Carolina 2 1 2 185,775 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 3 0 4 757,750 0 0 0 0
Ohio 4 0 1 2,209,147 4 1 2 1,428,963
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 128,388
Oregon 1 0 0 701,500 2 3 0 372,200
Pennsylvania 5 1 2 2,428,710 3 0 0 160,123
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 100,000
South Carolina 1 0 2 26,293 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 150,000 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 2 65,200 4 0 0 505,575
Texas 7 1 3 561,860 20 1 5 2,344,390
Utah 6 0 2 4,165,390 4 0 2 882,207
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 10 0 3 25,583,918 5 0 0 1,939,989
Washington 3 0 1 200,307 3 0 2 464,467
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin 2 0 1 527,921 1 0 2 429,420
Wyoming 2 0 0 629,440 1 0 0 100,762
United States, total 151 6 58 57,377,214 157 10 50 31,100,501

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, Apr. 21, 2010.