Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2010 and 2011

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2010 and 2011

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State 2010 2011
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1,000)
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1,000)
Alabama 4 0 2 174 1 0 0 707
Alaska 1 0 0 101 0 0 0 0
Arizona 2 0 0 41 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18
California 15 2 (R) 5 1,037 6 0 0 978
Colorado 2 0 1 209 3 0 2 844
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 502
Delaware 1 0 0 96 1 0 0 2
District of Columbia 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 130 1 0 1 24
Georgia (R) 6 2 (R) 1 (R) 6,322 3 0 1 1,565
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 28 0 0 0 0
Illinois 12 2 (R) 11 928 5 0 3 1,173
Indiana 3 0 0 69 1 0 6 100
Iowa 3 0 3 1,316 2 0 1 6
Kansas 2 0 2 81 1 0 0 262
Kentucky 3 0 1 9 4 0 1 177
Louisiana 1 0 (R) 2 2 2 0 1 1
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 3 0 0 564 12 2 5 4,369
Massachusetts (R) 4 0 (R) 1 (R) 760 1 0 0 103
Michigan 5 (R) 2 (R) 2 (R) 2,792 5 1 0 805
Minnesota 7 0 0 (R) 982 9 2 3 301
Mississippi 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 34
Missouri 2 0 0 332 3 0 0 323
Montana 1 1 0 208 3 0 1 1,816
Nebraska 4 0 0 (R) 174 2 0 1 99
Nevada 2 0 0 84 2 0 0 136
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 0 1,072 2 0 0 83
New Mexico (R) 3 (R) (R) 1 (R) 126 1 0 0 28
New York 5 0 (R) 2 316 18 2 6 535
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 5 1 (R) 7 761 7 2 6 1,976
Oklahoma 1 0 0 385 1 0 0 110
Oregon 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 80
Pennsylvania 2 0 1 88 5 6 7 2,593
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 54 2 0 0 529
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 153
Texas 6 1 2 478 7 1 8 191
Utah 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 5 0 0 579 3 0 0 121
Washington 1 0 0 2 5 0 3 770
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 54
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total (R) 121 (R) 11 (R) 44 (R) 20,316 129 16 62 21,570

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, Incident Data Access 2012-03-05, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of March 19, 2012.