Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2011 and 2012

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State 2011 2012
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 1 0 0 707 1 0 0 20
Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 255
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
California 6 0 0 978 14 3 1 2,328
Colorado 3 0 2 (R) 999 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 1 0 0 502 0 0 0 0
Delaware 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 363
Florida (R) 2 0 1 (R) 345 1 0 1 44
Georgia 3 0 1 1,565 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 285
Illinois 4 0 3 (R) 1,062 0 0 0 0
Indiana 1 0 6 (R) 89 1 0 0 96
Iowa 2 0 1 6 1 0 0 101
Kansas 1 0 0 262 6 1 4 1,217
Kentucky 4 0 1 (R) 697 1 0 0 202
Louisiana 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 12 2 5 4,369 3 0 0 1,092
Massachusetts 1 0 0 103 5 1 17 1,936
Michigan 5 1 0 (R) 905 2 0 0 123
Minnesota (R) 8 0 1 (R) 300 2 0 0 706
Mississippi 1 0 2 34 0 0 0 0
Missouri 3 0 0 323 1 0 0 92
Montana (R) 1 0 0 (R) 1,518 1 0 0 205
Nebraska 2 0 1 99 2 0 1 56
Nevada 2 0 0 136 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 2 0 0 83 5 0 4 1,331
New Mexico (R) 2 0 0 (R) 289 2 0 1 463
New York (R) 15 1 4 (R) 475 11 0 8 6,709
North Carolina 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 120
Ohio 7 2 6 1,976 3 0 1 3,996
Oklahoma 1 0 0 110 1 0 1 56
Oregon 1 0 0 80 1 0 1 4
Pennsylvania 5 6 7 2,593 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 2 0 0 529 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 109
Tennessee 3 0 2 153 2 1 1 425
Texas 7 1 8 191 8 3 2 913
Utah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 3 0 0 121 0 0 0 0
Washington (R) 4 0 3 (R) 753 1 0 0 155
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin (R) 1 0 0 (R) 52 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30
United States, total (R) 122 (R) 13 (R) 57 (R) 22,426 83 9 45 23,430

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 Statistics, available at www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of April 2013.