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Table 2-22: Natural Gas Transmission 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 1 0 0 171 2 0 0 810
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 132
Arkansas 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 810
California 6 0 0 2,324 13 0 0 10,345
Colorado 3 0 0 234 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 147 1 0 0 1,494
Georgia 2 0 0 123 3 0 0 101
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 559
Illinois 1 0 0 59 1 0 0 46
Indiana 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 171
Iowa 3 0 0 770 4 0 0 650
Kansas 3 0 0 2,123 3 0 0 1,209
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 3,317
Louisiana 20 0 2 15,666 10 0 0 3,904
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 2 0 0 184 9 0 0 8,683
Minnesota 2 0 0 208 4 0 0 1,121
Mississippi 7 0 0 1,270 6 0 0 696
Missouri 2 0 0 2,017 2 0 0 859
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 2 0 0 518 1 0 0 3,404
Nevada 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 126
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 207
New Mexico 2 0 0 121 0 0 0 0
New York 4 0 0 894 2 0 0 72
North Carolina 1 0 0 606 2 0 0 858
North Dakota 5 0 0 519 2 0 0 226
Ohio 1 0 0 1,501 3 0 0 544
Oklahoma 8 0 0 3,507 7 0 0 951
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 2 0 0 564 2 0 0 358
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 111
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 0 97 1 0 0 64
Texas 10 0 0 8,909 21 1 0 3,080
Utah 1 0 0 177 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington 2 0 0 795 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 178
Wisconsin 1 0 0 230 1 0 0 297
Wyoming 1 0 0 257 1 0 0 523
United States, total1 111 0 2 50,940 141 1 1 55,888

1Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (15 Incidents causing $6,945,051 in property damage for 2013; and 18 incidents causing $9,981,646 in property damage for 2014).

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. 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 July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017