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All Reported Pipeline Incidents

This data set contains all incidents which were reported to PHMSA based on reporting criteria that was in effect at the time of the incident and which has changed both significantly and multiple times over the years. For specific information and dates concerning these changes since 1990, see History of PHMSA Incident Reporting Criteria.

It should also be noted that the All Reported Incidents data set does not include any adjustments to account for commodity cost fluctuations or general inflation as has been done in the case of Significant Incidents. As a result, the All Reported Incidents data set is not intended for historical trending. For the data set which is intended for historical trending, see Significant Pipeline Incidents.

The tables below show the number of incidents reported in a year for each type of pipeline operator. Each year and selected column totals provide links to focused reports showing the causes of the corresponding incidents.

The data source for this table is the PHMSA Flagged Incident File.(1)

Where appropriate, the table columns can be sorted by clicking the corresponding column header.

In addition to the Significant Incident designation mentioned above, there is also a designation for Serious Incident which counts only incidents involving a fatality or injury. See Serious Pipeline Incidents for information on this smaller subset of incidents.

More Pipeline Incidents Reports are available.

National All Pipeline Systems: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (C) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (C)(D)
1994 467 22 (E) 120 $160,596,517 164,387 114,002
1995 349 21 64 $53,427,112 110,237 53,113
1996 381 53 127 $114,467,631 160,316 100,949
1997 346 10 77 $79,757,922 195,549 103,129
1998 389 21 81 $126,851,351 149,500 60,791
1999 339 22 108 $130,110,339 167,230 104,487
2000 380 38 81 $191,822,840 108,652 56,953
2001 341 7 61 $63,092,462 98,348 77,456
2002 (F) 643 12 49 $102,107,740 97,255 77,953
2003 672 12 71 $139,007,814 81,308 50,889
2004 672 23 60 $271,844,536 89,311 69,003
2005 720 14 48 (G) $1,246,757,189 138,094 46,246
2006 639 21 36 $150,925,566 137,692 53,904
2007 615 15 50 $154,505,410 95,600 68,941
2008 660 8 57 $565,819,340 102,076 69,510
2009 628 13 64 $179,120,183 55,014 32,307
2010 590 22 109 $1,438,374,430 100,558 49,451
2011 596 14 56 $378,991,691 89,111 57,473
2012 570 12 58 $222,079,292 45,934 29,382
2013 623 10 47 $328,775,712 119,290 87,761
Totals 10,620 370 1,424 $6,098,435,077 2,305,468 1,363,707
2014 YTD 371 13 77 $98,121,506 22,829 11,628
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 596 12 54 $309,948,898 84,779 58,206
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 601 14 67 $509,468,262 81,982 51,276
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 631 15 59 $493,719,335 97,269 56,398
National, All Pipeline Systems, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, All Pipeline Systems, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, All Pipeline Systems, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Hazardous Liquid: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (C) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (C)(D)
1994 245 1 (E) 7 $62,166,058 164,387 114,002
1995 188 3 11 $32,518,689 110,237 53,113
1996 194 5 13 $85,136,315 160,316 100,949
1997 171 0 5 $55,186,642 195,549 103,129
1998 153 2 6 $63,308,923 149,500 60,791
1999 167 4 20 $86,355,560 167,230 104,487
2000 146 1 4 $150,555,745 108,652 56,953
2001 130 0 10 $25,346,751 98,348 77,456
2002 (F) 459 1 0 $51,633,847 97,255 77,953
2003 434 0 5 $67,416,845 81,308 50,889
2004 377 5 16 $166,074,233 89,311 69,003
2005 369 2 2 $306,454,691 138,094 46,246
2006 354 0 2 $75,120,424 137,692 53,904
2007 332 4 10 $60,448,450 95,600 68,941
2008 375 2 2 $148,277,329 102,076 69,510
2009 342 4 4 $74,169,877 55,014 32,307
2010 350 1 4 $1,003,774,806 100,558 49,451
2011 346 1 2 $252,525,131 89,111 57,473
2012 364 3 4 $142,627,407 45,934 29,382
2013 401 1 5 $259,745,835 119,290 87,761
Totals 5,897 40 132 $3,168,843,558 2,305,468 1,363,707
2014 YTD 253 0 0 $44,408,585 22,829 11,628
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 370 2 4 $218,299,458 84,779 58,206
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 361 2 4 $346,568,611 81,982 51,276
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 361 2 5 $248,921,818 97,269 56,398
National, Hazardous Liquid, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Hazardous Liquid Onshore: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (C) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (C)(D)
1994 241 1 (E) 7 $61,837,058 160,136 109,751
1995 184 3 11 $31,818,689 110,230 53,106
1996 189 5 13 $84,331,311 153,750 94,383
1997 161 0 5 $42,382,642 189,058 99,266
1998 141 2 6 $52,564,979 138,227 51,253
1999 160 4 20 $84,352,560 163,836 101,147
2000 138 1 4 $131,924,797 106,355 54,663
2001 128 0 10 $24,929,751 98,347 77,455
2002 (F) 454 1 0 $49,738,337 97,255 77,952
2003 430 0 5 $67,377,845 81,303 50,884
2004 364 5 16 $86,582,763 77,395 58,548
2005 351 2 2 $276,947,278 137,026 45,178
2006 345 0 2 $59,586,444 137,116 53,334
2007 329 4 10 $59,671,188 95,586 68,941
2008 368 2 2 $136,875,358 102,044 69,478
2009 336 4 4 $63,215,857 53,514 31,083
2010 346 1 4 $1,000,535,833 100,551 49,444
2011 343 1 2 $247,218,221 89,032 57,473
2012 361 3 4 $141,757,400 45,934 29,382
2013 400 1 5 $259,570,835 119,290 87,761
Totals 5,769 40 132 $2,963,219,146 2,255,990 1,320,488
2014 YTD 251 0 0 $42,358,385 22,827 11,626
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 368 2 4 $216,182,152 84,752 58,206
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 357 2 4 $342,459,629 81,665 51,029
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 354 2 5 $233,196,118 95,749 55,063
National, Hazardous Liquid Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Hazardous Liquid Offshore: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B) Gross Barrels Spilled (Haz Liq) (C) Net Barrels Lost (Haz Liq) (C)(D)
1994 4 0 (E) 0 $329,000 4,251 4,251
1995 4 0 0 $700,000 7 7
1996 5 0 0 $805,004 6,566 6,566
1997 10 0 0 $12,804,000 6,491 3,863
1998 12 0 0 $10,743,944 11,273 9,538
1999 7 0 0 $2,003,000 3,394 3,340
2000 8 0 0 $18,630,948 2,297 2,290
2001 2 0 0 $417,000 1 1
2002 (F) 5 0 0 $1,895,510 0 0
2003 4 0 0 $39,000 5 5
2004 13 0 0 $79,491,470 11,916 10,455
2005 18 0 0 $29,507,413 1,068 1,068
2006 9 0 0 $15,533,980 575 570
2007 3 0 0 $777,262 14 0
2008 7 0 0 $11,401,971 31 31
2009 6 0 0 $10,954,020 1,500 1,224
2010 4 0 0 $3,238,973 6 6
2011 3 0 0 $5,306,910 79 0
2012 3 0 0 $870,007 0 0
2013 1 0 0 $175,000 0 0
Totals 128 0 0 $205,624,412 49,478 43,219
2014 YTD 2 0 0 $2,050,200 2 2
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 2 0 0 $2,117,306 26 0
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 3 0 0 $4,108,982 317 246
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 7 0 0 $15,725,701 1,519 1,336
National, Hazardous Liquid Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Hazardous Liquid Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Gas Transmission: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B)
1994 74 0 22 $43,878,806
1995 54 2 7 $9,719,250
1996 76 1 5 $13,078,474
1997 68 1 5 $11,658,117
1998 88 1 11 $41,624,324
1999 49 2 8 $17,456,834
2000 76 15 16 $16,966,261
2001 75 2 5 $13,731,347
2002 73 1 4 $25,369,153
2003 93 1 8 $48,765,101
2004 103 0 2 $35,757,907
2005 160 0 5 $298,074,982
2006 130 3 3 $40,838,273
2007 111 2 7 $62,039,156
2008 122 0 5 $256,011,440
2009 105 0 11 $55,911,891
2010 107 10 61 $411,031,023
2011 119 0 1 $102,748,170
2012 104 0 7 $50,956,829
2013 106 0 2 $48,914,677
Totals 1,893 41 195 $1,604,532,015
2014 YTD 65 1 0 $15,231,945
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 110 0 3 $67,539,892
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 108 2 16 $133,912,518
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 117 2 10 $136,228,435
National, Gas Transmission, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Gas Transmission Onshore: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B)
1994 52 0 15 $41,386,306
1995 41 0 7 $6,818,250
1996 62 1 5 $10,947,086
1997 58 1 5 $10,056,885
1998 72 1 11 $34,165,324
1999 42 2 8 $16,526,834
2000 65 15 16 $15,206,371
2001 67 2 5 $12,095,165
2002 57 1 4 $15,878,915
2003 81 1 8 $45,406,172
2004 83 0 2 $10,695,343
2005 106 0 5 $190,703,949
2006 108 3 3 $31,103,314
2007 87 2 7 $43,589,848
2008 93 0 5 $111,977,088
2009 92 0 11 $43,988,350
2010 84 10 61 $399,994,584
2011 106 0 1 $88,262,229
2012 89 0 7 $44,735,369
2013 96 0 2 $43,664,113
Totals 1,541 39 188 $1,217,201,495
2014 YTD 61 1 0 $14,232,894
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 97 0 3 $58,887,237
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 93 2 16 $124,128,929
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 94 2 10 $100,871,419
National, Gas Transmission Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission Onshore, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Gas Transmission Offshore: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B)
1994 22 0 7 $2,492,500
1995 13 2 0 $2,901,000
1996 14 0 0 $2,131,388
1997 10 0 0 $1,601,232
1998 16 0 0 $7,459,000
1999 7 0 0 $930,000
2000 11 0 0 $1,759,890
2001 8 0 0 $1,636,182
2002 16 0 0 $9,490,238
2003 12 0 0 $3,358,929
2004 20 0 0 $25,062,564
2005 54 0 0 $107,371,033
2006 22 0 0 $9,734,959
2007 24 0 0 $18,449,308
2008 29 0 0 $144,034,352
2009 13 0 0 $11,923,541
2010 23 0 0 $11,036,439
2011 13 0 0 $14,485,941
2012 15 0 0 $6,221,460
2013 10 0 0 $5,250,564
Totals 352 2 7 $387,330,520
2014 YTD 4 0 0 $999,051
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 13 0 0 $8,652,655
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 15 0 0 $9,783,589
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 22 0 0 $35,357,016
National, Gas Transmission Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Gas Transmission Offshore, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Gas Gathering: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B)
1994 7 0 0 $1,291,487
1995 10 0 3 $238,500
1996 1 0 0 $0
1997 5 0 0 $420,000
1998 11 0 0 $2,862,986
1999 5 0 0 $384,287
2000 4 0 2 $902,000
2001 12 0 0 $9,942,878
2002 9 0 1 $1,300,538
2003 4 0 0 $1,793,460
2004 20 0 1 $32,549,185
2005 22 0 2 $142,934,775
2006 15 0 1 $11,229,498
2007 21 0 0 $6,108,094
2008 18 0 0 $122,686,462
2009 24 0 0 $17,054,105
2010 9 0 0 $2,120,878
2011 10 0 0 $1,786,922
2012 12 0 0 $2,937,821
2013 8 0 0 $2,225,187
Totals 227 0 10 $360,769,063
2014 YTD 2 0 0 $349,415
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 10 0 0 $2,316,643
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 13 0 0 $5,224,983
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 16 0 0 $34,163,293
National, Gas Gathering, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Gas Gathering, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Gas Gathering, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013
National Gas Distribution: All Reported Incidents Summary Statistics: 1994-2013
Year Number Fatalities Injuries Property Damage as Reported (A) (B)
1994 141 21 91 $53,260,166
1995 97 16 43 $10,950,673
1996 110 47 109 $16,252,842
1997 102 9 67 $12,493,163
1998 137 18 64 $19,055,118
1999 118 16 80 $25,913,658
2000 154 22 59 $23,398,834
2001 124 5 46 $14,071,486
2002 102 10 44 $23,804,202
2003 141 11 58 $21,032,408
2004 172 18 41 $37,463,211
2005 169 12 39 (G) $499,292,741
2006 140 18 30 $23,737,371
2007 151 9 33 $25,909,710
2008 145 6 50 $38,844,109
2009 157 9 49 $31,984,310
2010 124 11 44 $21,447,723
2011 121 13 53 $21,931,468
2012 90 9 47 $25,557,235
2013 108 9 40 $17,890,013
Totals 2,603 289 1,087 $964,290,441
2014 YTD 51 12 77 $38,131,561
3 Year Average (2011-2013) 106 10 47 $21,792,905
5 Year Average (2009-2013) 120 10 47 $23,762,150
10 Year Average (2004-2013) 138 11 43 $74,405,789
National, Gas Distribution, All Reported Incidents: Count 1994-2013 National, Gas Distribution, All Reported Incidents: Fatalities 1994-2013 National, Gas Distribution, All Reported Incidents: Injuries 1994-2013

Notes

  1. The costs presented here are nominal (that is, as reported by the Operator at the time of the incident) and are not adjusted to account for commodity cost fluctuations or general inflation.
  2. For years 2002 and later, property damage is estimated as the sum of all public and private costs reported in the 30-day incident report. For years prior to 2002, accident report forms did not include a breakdown of public and private costs so property damage for these years is the reported total property damage field in the report.
  3. Starting Sept 2013, this column displays "volume released unintentionally" for all years after 2009. Before Sept 2013, the column displayed the sum of "volume released unintentionally" and "volume released intentionally" for all years after 2009.
  4. Net Barrels Lost applies only to Liquid incidents and is the difference between Gross Barrels Spilled and Barrels Recovered.
  5. Does not include 1,851 injuries that required medical treatment reported for the October, 1994 accidents that were caused by severe flooding near Houston, Texas.
  6. In 2002, one of the more significant of several incident reporting criterion changes occurred. One of PHMSA's reporting criterion for hazardous liquid pipeline incidents (the one based on volume released) was lowered from 50 barrels to 5 gallons, resulting in a significant increase in the number of hazardous liquid incidents reported.
  7. Approximately 94% of the Property Damage for Gas Distribution Incidents in 2005 was caused by flooding in New Orleans. The $466.5 million associated with this incident represents lost gas and operator property damage, but does not include damage to public and private property caused by the flooding.

Sources

  1. PHMSA Flagged Incidents File - Aug 4, 2014. Note: Incidents occurring up to 30 days prior the Incident File source date may not appear in these reports due to the 30-day reporting period allowed by PHMSA regulation.

See Pipeline Incidents Reports for more pipeline safety reports.

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