Table 2-20: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2002

Table 2-20: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2002

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 0 0 0 0
Alaska 12 0 0 5,125,000
Arizona 4 0 0 320,000
Arkansas 3 1 2 0
California 8 1 0 2,332,022
Colorado 2 0 0 3,800,000
Connecticut 2 2 5 100,000
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Georgia 2 0 2 300,000
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 3 0 1 2,050,000
Indiana 4 0 0 485,000
Iowa 2 0 0 180,000
Kansas 1 1 0 750,000
Kentucky 2 0 2 2,078,000
Louisiana 1 0 0 15,000
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 3 1 9 250,000
Massachusetts 2 2 0 550,000
Michigan 8 0 4 305,000
Minnesota 2 0 0 140,000
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
Missouri 1 0 1 24,979
Montana 1 0 1 10,000
Nebraska 1 0 1 60,000
Nevada 1 0 0 84,000
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 0 0 0 0
New York 2 0 1 0
North Carolina 1 0 1 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 4 0 0 1,875,000
Oklahoma 1 0 1 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 12 1 6 850,000
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 3 120,000
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 1 25,000
Texas 6 0 2 675,000
Utah 3 0 0 642,500
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 4 0 1 443,103
Washington 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 1 0 1 3,000
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 1 0 0 15,000
United States, total 102 9 45 23,607,604

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 of 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, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of Oct. 10, 2003.