Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2009 and 2010

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2009 and 2010

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State 2009 2010
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 (R) 2 0 (R) 1 (R) 170,850 4 0 2 174,336
Alaska 9 0 1 1,459,440 1 0 0 101,010
Arizona 5 0 1 2,191,324 2 0 0 40,748
Arkansas 2 0 0 548,956 0 0 0 0
California 21 0 0 2,612,888 15 2 2 1,037,299
Colorado 3 0 2 502,050 2 0 1 208,600
Connecticut 1 0 1 200,100 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 95,500
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4,421
Florida 4 0 0 149,850 1 0 0 130,070
Georgia 4 0 5 197,359 7 2 2 6,324,691
Hawaii 1 0 0 482,000 0 0 0 0
Idaho 2 0 0 1,092,512 1 0 0 28,024
Illinois (R) 10 0 5 (R) 2,686,007 12 2 5 927,817
Indiana 1 0 0 161,506 3 0 0 69,132
Iowa 1 0 0 127,646 3 0 1 1,316,106
Kansas 2 0 3 703,740 2 0 2 81,121
Kentucky 2 1 0 60,357 3 0 1 8,606
Louisiana 2 0 3 118,684 1 0 1 1,695
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 4 0 2 3,281,801 3 0 0 563,830
Massachusetts 3 1 1 750,000 2 0 0 10,240
Michigan 4 0 4 423,692 5 1 1 219,250
Minnesota 2 0 0 142,500 7 0 0 932,144
Mississippi 2 0 0 305,600 0 0 0 0
Missouri 3 0 1 218,000 2 0 0 331,519
Montana 1 1 0 2,500,000 1 1 0 207,600
Nebraska 2 0 0 300,200 4 0 0 173,620
Nevada 1 0 0 94,399 2 0 0 84,448
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey (R) 3 (R) 0 (R) 117,594 3 0 0 1,071,531
New Mexico 4 0 4 (R) 266,091 6 2 3 187,034
New York 6 1 (R) 3 1,000,000 5 0 1 316,018
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 4 1 2 1,428,963 5 1 1 760,697
Oklahoma 2 0 0 128,388 1 0 0 384,781
Oregon 2 3 0 372,200 1 0 0 5,743
Pennsylvania 3 0 0 (R) 368,243 2 0 1 87,674
Rhode Island 1 0 2 100,000 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 54,066
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 4 0 0 505,575 1 0 0 2,024
Texas 20 1 5 2,344,390 6 1 2 477,703
Utah 4 0 2 882,207 1 0 0 6,151
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 5 0 0 1,939,989 5 0 0 579,341
Washington 3 0 2 464,467 1 0 0 1,640
West Virginia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 0 2 429,420 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 1 0 0 100,762 0 0 0 0
United States, total (R) 158 (R) 9 (R) 52 (R) 31,929,750 123 12 26 17,006,230

KEY: R = revised.

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, Distribution, Transmission, and Liquid Accident and Incident Data, Natural Gas Distribution Incident Data - March 2004 to December 2009 and Natural Gas Distribution Incident Data - January 2010 to Present, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of Jun. 22, 2011.