Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2009 and 2010

Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission 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 2 0 0 1,705,000 1 0 0 235,187
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 4 0 0 814,495 1 0 0 99,567
Arkansas 4 0 0 839,086 6 0 0 442,734
California 8 0 0 1,980,900 5 1 1 221,055,512
Colorado 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3,798,028
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 4 0 3 (R) 1,147,680 1 0 0 8,012
Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 50,587
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 132,430 0 0 0 0
Illinois 3 0 2 (R) 756,935 3 0 0 2,590,210
Indiana 2 0 0 2,554,593 1 0 0 66,851
Iowa 2 0 0 91,965 2 0 0 568,110
Kansas 1 0 1 110,863 3 0 0 1,125,032
Kentucky 3 0 0 561,923 2 0 0 516,827
Louisiana 25 0 0 (R) 16,725,255 16 0 0 5,087,322
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 2 0 0 200,000 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 2 0 0 742,949 2 0 0 249,580
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 190,795
Mississippi 2 0 0 347,205 4 0 0 2,549,188
Missouri 1 0 0 722,850 0 0 0 0
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 55,297
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York 2 0 0 154,800 3 0 0 290,629
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 421,266
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 516,835
Ohio 3 0 1 (R) 581,697 1 0 0 35,000
Oklahoma 3 0 0 99,845 9 0 1 1,415,965
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 5 0 0 2,725,506 1 0 0 121,530
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Dakota (R) 0 0 0 (R) 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 238,464
Texas 23 0 3 22,669,754 19 1 3 4,835,901
Utah 1 0 0 69,000 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 79,020
Washington 2 0 0 448,613 1 0 0 300,100
West Virginia 7 0 1 (R) 6,496,899 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 3 0 0 (R) 781,930 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total1 (R) 126 0 11 (R) 71,851,029 118 3 5 254,219,752

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (11 Incidents, and $8,388,856 in Property damage for 2009; and 22 Incidents, and $7,276,203 in Property damage for 2010).

KEY: R = revised.

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.

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, Distribution, Transmission, and Liquid Accident and Incident Data, Natural Gas Transmission Incident Data - 2002 to December 2009 and Gas Transmission Incident Data - 2010 to Present, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of Jun. 22, 2011.