Table 2-21: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2002

Table 2-21: Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents: 2002

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 4 0 0 738,215
Alaska 1 0 1 30,000
Arizona 1 0 0 16,000
Arkansas 3 0 0 305,000
California 4 0 1 284,000
Colorado 1 0 0 52,000
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 202,000
Georgia 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 2 0 0 120,010
Indiana 2 0 0 274,800
Iowa 1 0 0 133,900
Kansas 2 0 0 371,885
Kentucky 1 0 0 2,011,000
Louisiana 17 0 0 10,740,651
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 350,000
Massachusetts 1 0 0 57,500
Michigan 1 0 0 3,104,629
Minnesota 1 0 0 70,000
Mississippi 4 0 1 456,851
Missouri 0 0 0 0
Montana 1 0 0 50,000
Nebraska 2 0 0 157,683
Nevada 1 0 0 171,360
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 0 0 0 0
New York 1 0 0 162,000
North Carolina 1 0 0 141,252
North Dakota 0 0 0 0
Ohio 2 0 0 140,000
Oklahoma 1 1 0 122,458
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 11 0 2 1,215,986
Utah 1 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0
Washington 1 0 0 0
West Virginia 2 0 0 649,040
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0
Wyoming 2 0 0 240,000
United States, total1 81 1 5 24,365,559

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the totals.

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 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.