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Table 2-21: Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: 2013 and 2014

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State 2013 2014
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 1 4 554 0 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 301
Arizona 3 0 3 13 3 0 1 220
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 51
California 14 0 0 3,491 18 2 2 18,684
Colorado 3 0 3 969 1 0 0 133
Connecticut 2 0 0 938 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 303
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 128 1 0 0 3,021
Georgia 4 0 0 686 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 2 0 0 210 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois 3 0 0 585 5 0 1 11,030
Indiana 2 0 0 110 5 1 1 463
Iowa 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kansas 2 0 0 353 2 0 1 53
Kentucky 2 1 1 391 2 0 0 5,101
Louisiana 1 0 0 75 2 1 1 7
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 70
Massachusetts 4 0 0 955 2 0 0 81
Michigan 4 3 1 1,315 12 0 9 1,394
Minnesota 3 0 0 25 2 0 0 191
Mississippi 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 207
Missouri 1 1 4 0 5 0 0 1,663
Montana 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 281
Nebraska 3 0 1 192 1 0 0 44
Nevada 2 0 0 140 3 0 0 210
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 2 0 0 1,072 2 1 10 21,379
New Mexico 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
New York 16 0 12 3,086 10 8 51 3,840
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 4 0 1 148 4 0 0 1,725
Oklahoma 2 0 1 273 1 1 0 2
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 4 0 0 522 4 1 1 1,017
Rhode Island 1 0 0 29 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 2 0 0 557 2 1 2 268
Texas 10 1 4 639 9 1 3 1,673
Utah 1 0 0 102 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 1 4 0 6 1,024
Washington 2 0 0 223 2 0 0 102
West Virginia 3 2 3 169 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 141
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total 107 9 39 17,949 113 18 94 74,734

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. 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 July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017