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Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incidents

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State2013 Number of incidents2013 Number of fatalities2013 Number of injuries2013 Damages ($1,000)2014 Number of incidents2014 Number of fatalities2014 Number of injuries2014 Damages ($1,000)
Alabama100171200810
Alaska00000000
Arizona0000100132
Arkansas1002400810
California6002,324130010,345
Colorado3002340000
Connecticut00000000
Delaware00000000
District of Columbia00000000
Florida1001471001,494
Georgia200123300101
Hawaii00000000
Idaho0000100559
Illinois1005910046
Indiana0000300171
Iowa300770400650
Kansas3002,1233001,209
Kentucky00005013,317
Louisiana200215,66610003,904
Maine00000000
Maryland00000000
Massachusetts00000000
Michigan2001849008,683
Minnesota2002084001,121
Mississippi7001,270600696
Missouri2002,017200859
Montana00000000
Nebraska2005181003,404
Nevada0000100126
New Hampshire00000000
New Jersey1000100207
New Mexico2001210000
New York40089420072
North Carolina100606200858
North Dakota500519200226
Ohio1001,501300544
Oklahoma8003,507700951
Oregon00000000
Pennsylvania200564200358
Rhode Island00000000
South Carolina0000100111
South Dakota00000000
Tennessee1009710064
Texas10008,90921103,080
Utah1001770000
Vermont00000000
Virginia00000000
Washington2007950000
West Virginia0000500178
Wisconsin100230100297
Wyoming100257100523
United States, total(1)1110250,9401411155,888
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.

Description: 

1 Incidents 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).

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.

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