Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2008 and 2009

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2008 and 2009

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State 2008 2009
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars) Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars)
Alabama 2 0 0 321,075 0 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
California 12 0 0 929,345 4 0 0 35,465
Colorado 2 0 0 40,196 2 0 0 41,990
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 3 0 0 187,460 1 0 0 40,400
Hawaii 1 0 0 40,000 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois 8 0 0 2,588,579 5 0 0 13,480
Indiana 4 0 0 233 2 0 0 19,115
Iowa 3 0 0 791,522 2 0 0 128,806
Kansas 10 0 0 9,746,712 8 0 0 135,153
Kentucky 2 0 0 628,565 2 0 0 2,291,994
Louisiana 12 0 0 90,144 6 1 3 5,370,542
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 3 1 0 101,420 2 0 0 76,600
Minnesota 3 0 0 12,105 4 0 0 478,943
Mississippi 2 0 0 2,140,166 4 0 0 423,681
Missouri 4 0 0 148,266 2 0 0 113,131
Montana 2 0 0 14,720 2 0 0 207,483
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15,826
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 4 0 0 615,445 1 0 0 40,500
New Mexico 5 0 0 283,463 2 0 0 119,665
New York 1 0 0 62,600 1 0 0 0
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 1 0 0 400 0 0 0 0
Ohio 6 0 0 272,371 4 0 0 137,351
Oklahoma 8 0 0 288,725 6 0 1 241,042
Oregon 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7,000
Pennsylvania 5 0 0 442,660 1 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1,000
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 0 5,025 0 0 0 0
Texas 29 1 2 44,844,255 37 0 0 984,500
Utah 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8,276
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 125,300
Washington 1 0 0 12,500 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 0 0 2,800 4 0 0 756
Wyoming 3 0 0 4,720 3 0 0 56,195
United States, total1 142 2 2 64,615,508 115 4 4 11,468,194

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (4 Incidents, and $36 in Property damage for 2008; and 3 Incidents, and $354,000 in Property damage for 2009).

2 The Property damage category includes public and private Property damage, value of product loss, and the value of operator Property damage. It does not include the costs of emergency response, environmental remediation, other operator costs, and other public costs.

NOTES: Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.

Incidents are reported on DOT Form 7000-1. An accident report is required for each failure in a pipeline system in which there is a release of the hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide transported resulting in any of the following:

1. Explosion or fire not intentionally set by the operator; 2. Loss of 5 or more gallons of hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide; 3. Escape to the atmosphere of more than 5 barrels (0.8 cubic meters) a day of highly volatile liquids; 4. Death of any person; 5. Bodily harm to any person resulting in: a. loss of consciousness; or b. necessity to carry the person from the scene; or c. necessity for medical treatment; or d. disability which prevents the discharge of normal duties or the pursuit of normal activities beyond the day of the accident; 6. Estimated property damage, including cost of clean-up and recovery, value of lost product, and damage to the property of the operator or others, or both, exceeding $50,000.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, personal communication, Apr. 22, 2010.