Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2008 and 2009

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission 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 2 0 0 325,500 2 0 0 1,705,000
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 814,495
Arkansas 11 0 1 924,318 4 0 0 839,086
California 2 0 0 114,300 8 0 0 1,980,900
Colorado 1 0 0 91,500 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 3 0 0 276,188 4 0 3 997,680
Georgia 2 0 0 250,790 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 132,430
Illinois 3 0 0 154,221 3 0 2 143,135
Indiana 1 0 0 98,908 2 0 0 2,554,593
Iowa 2 0 0 30,947 2 0 0 91,965
Kansas 4 0 0 831,994 1 0 1 110,863
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 561,923
Louisiana 33 0 1 113,654,138 25 0 0 16,421,005
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 231,000 2 0 0 200,000
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 2 0 0 761,000 2 0 0 742,949
Minnesota 2 0 0 615,203 0 0 0 0
Mississippi 5 0 1 302,200 2 0 0 347,205
Missouri 2 0 0 1,243,359 1 0 0 722,850
Montana 1 0 1 41,100 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 3 0 0 2,102,102 0 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 1 0 0 151,485 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York 1 0 0 51,002 2 0 0 154,800
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 1 0 0 302,000 0 0 0 0
Ohio 2 0 0 135,108 3 0 1 544,984
Oklahoma 5 0 0 629,772 3 0 0 99,845
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 5 0 0 3,009,692 5 0 0 2,725,506
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 75,000 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 150,000
Tennessee 2 0 0 78,602,500 0 0 0 0
Texas 16 0 1 5,739,566 23 0 3 22,669,754
Utah 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 69,000
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0 5,429,000 0 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 448,613
West Virginia 2 0 0 55,000 7 0 1 896,899
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 786,630
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total1 139 0 5 367,787,551 128 0 11 65,293,905

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (21 Incidents, and $151,558,658 in Property damage for 2008; and 12 Incidents, and $8,381,795 in Property damage for 2009).

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.

One incident and $1,380,660 property damages in 2008; and three incidents and $1,109,800 property damages in 2009 at the Gulf of Mexico are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, personal communication, Apr. 21, 2010.