Table 2 - U.S. Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 1995-2000

Table 2 - U.S. Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 1995-2000

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Cause 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Average
1995-2000 Percent
Accidentally caused by operator 6 6 4 7 6 7 6 5
Construction/operating error 5 6 4 5 8 9 6 5
Corrosion, external 3 1 3 6 4 4 4 3
Corrosion, internal 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.3 0.3
Corrosion, not specified 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.4
Damage by outside force 66 64 57 89 72 82 72 60
No data 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1
Other 17 31 34 30 26 45 31 25
Total 97 110 102 137 119 154 120 100

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, from Form RSPA F-7100.2, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats.htm, as of Oct. 1, 2001.