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Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2013 and 2014

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State 2013 2014
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1000)2
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1000)2
Alabama 3 0 0 93 3 0 0 2,872
Alaska 1 0 0 55 1 0 0 7
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 4 0 0 94,709 3 0 0 1,078
California 17 0 0 7,557 28 0 0 6,415
Colorado 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 2,067
Connecticut 1 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 174
Georgia 4 0 0 92 3 0 0 312
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
Idaho 1 0 0 224 0 0 0 0
Illinois 13 0 0 5,600 17 0 0 6,285
Indiana 10 0 0 9,386 15 0 0 1,647
Iowa 11 0 0 1,801 4 0 0 275
Kansas 22 0 0 1,076 26 0 0 900
Kentucky 3 0 0 89 4 0 0 345
Louisiana 17 1 0 13,998 31 0 0 18,923
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 7 0 0 534 4 0 0 320
Minnesota 12 0 0 1,231 10 0 0 2,508
Mississippi 7 0 0 6,609 5 0 0 71
Missouri 8 0 0 769 5 0 0 1,613
Montana 2 0 0 1,991 6 0 0 70
Nebraska 3 0 0 95 2 0 0 59
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 9 0 0 161 9 0 0 1,220
New Mexico 12 0 0 1,258 11 0 0 363
New York 2 0 0 308 1 0 0 24
North Carolina 4 0 0 2,312 2 0 0 491
North Dakota 10 0 0 20,059 10 0 0 4,252
Ohio 7 0 0 166 13 0 0 9,736
Oklahoma 39 0 0 19,769 40 0 0 1,405
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 9 0 0 1,601 4 0 0 1,555
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 5,321
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 2 0 0 86 2 0 0 46
Texas 145 0 6 57,997 143 0 0 29,629
Utah 2 0 0 21,893 1 0 0 19
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 20 2 0 0 171
Washington 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1,254
West Virginia 1 0 0 4,917 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 0 0 31 4 0 0 377
Wyoming 7 0 0 167 16 0 0 1,083
United States, total 401 1 6 276,662 445 0 0 104,402

1Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (2 Incidents causing $1,475,149 in property damage for 2014).

2The Property damage category includes public and private Property damage, value of product loss, and the value of operator Property damage. It does not include the costs of emergency response, environmental remediation, other operator costs, and other public costs.

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents. Incidents are reported on DOT Form 7000-1. An accident report is required for each failure in a pipeline system in which there is a release of the hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide transported resulting in any of the following: 1. Explosion or fire not intentionally set by the operator; 2. Loss of 5 or more gallons of hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide; 3. Escape to the atmosphere of more than 5 barrels (0.8 cubic meters) a day of highly volatile liquids; 4. Death of any person; 5. Bodily harm to any person resulting in: a. loss of consciousness; or b. necessity to carry the person from the scene; or c. necessity for medical treatment; or d. disability which prevents the discharge of normal duties or the pursuit of normal activities beyond the day of the accident; 6. Estimated property damage, including cost of clean-up and recovery, value of lost product, and damage to the property of the operator or others, or both, exceeding $50,000.

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