Pipeline Safety Statistics
Note: We are working to update the statistical work on this page, so if you are using it, please be aware of the age of some of the comparisons and compilations. In the meantime, if you want current data collected by federal regulators, please see: http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/reports/safety/PSI.html?nocache=568
There are many sources of pipeline data and statistics around the country but often they are only available in formats that make it difficult for people to understand them. They also are rarely provided in ways that would allow for useful analysis of pipeline safety trends in general, or for specific pipelines.
One of the Pipeline Safety Trust’s main goals is to collect existing pipeline statistics and make them easily accessible and understandable for all who want them. Below are a variety of pipeline safety statistics and graphical representations of the data. Please remember that many pipeline safety experts have voiced concerns about the quality and completeness of much of the pipeline data that is collected in this country.
- Comparison of property damage from hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and gas distribution pipelines nationwide
- Comparison of number of incidents from hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and gas distribution pipelines nationwide
- Comparison of deaths and injuries caused by hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and gas distribution pipelines nationwide
- Nationwide data on reported incidents by pipeline type (gas transmission, gas distribution, hazardous liquid)
- Nationwide trends in hazardous liquid pipeline releases to the environment
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