Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission 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 2 0 0 (R) 7,832 0 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 49
Arizona 2 0 0 890 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 3 0 0 382 6 0 0 281
California 6 0 0 5,906 7 0 0 2,659
Colorado 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 143
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 53
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 2 0 0 321 2 0 0 1,758
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 2 0 0 272 1 0 0 46
Illinois (R) 5 0 1 (R) 2,328 0 0 0 0
Indiana 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 787
Iowa 1 0 0 211 7 0 2 1,572
Kansas (R) 7 0 0 (R) 1,144 0 0 0 0
Kentucky 5 0 0 736 2 0 0 2,934
Louisiana 12 0 0 6,754 14 0 0 27,925
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 5 0 0 3,826 3 0 0 693
Minnesota (R) 3 0 0 (R) 475 0 0 0 0
Mississippi 4 0 0 1,677 1 0 0 501
Missouri 1 0 0 71 1 0 0 237
Montana 3 0 0 1,068 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 300
New Mexico 1 0 0 214 1 0 0 84
New York 6 0 0 847 12 0 0 3,917
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 1 0 0 103 1 0 0 81
Ohio 6 0 0 (R) 5,580 2 0 4 64
Oklahoma 10 0 0 3,818 2 0 0 41
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 0 0 559 4 0 1 457
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1,273
Texas 12 0 0 (R) 37,487 18 0 0 1,964
Utah 4 0 0 2,366 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 99
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 3 0 0 148 4 0 0 340
Wisconsin 1 0 0 263 1 0 0 127
Wyoming 6 0 0 (R) 7,134 1 0 0 15
United States, total1 (R) 127 0 1 (R) 97,385 119 0 7 55,158

1Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (12 Incidents causing $4,971,523 in property damage for 2011; and 18 incidents causing $6,756,880 in property damage for 2012).

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.

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.