Statistical Summary – Pipeline Occurrences 2013

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Figure 1. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of pipeline accidents and accident rate per year from 2004 to 2013.

In 2004 there were 7 accidents and a rate of 0.54 accidents per exajoule.
In 2005 there were 5 accidents and a rate of 0.39 accidents per exajoule.
In 2006 there were 9 accidents and a rate of 0.69 accidents per exajoule.
In 2007 there were 7 accidents and a rate of 0.53 accidents per exajoule.
In 2008 there were 6 accidents and a rate of 0.48 accidents per exajoule.
In 2009 there were 15 accidents and a rate of 1.21 accidents per exajoule.
In 2010 there were 11 accidents and a rate of 0.89 accidents per exajoule.
In 2011 there were 5 accidents and a rate of 0.39 accidents per exajoule.
In 2012 there were 7 accidents and a rate of 0.53 accidents per exajoule.
In 2013 there were 11 accidents and a rate of 0.77 accidents per exajoule.

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Figure 2. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of accidents by facility type for a 10 year period from 2004 to 2013.

Compressor station  facilities represented 28.9% of accidents.
Gas processing plant  facilities represented 16.9% of accidents.
Transmission line  facilities represented 22.9% of accidents.
Gathering line  facilities represented 6% of accidents.
Other  facilities represented 25.3% of accidents.

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Figure 3. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of accidents with a release by quantity released for a 10 year period from 2004 to 2013.

45.8% of accidents did not have any releases.
45.8% of accidents were releases of less than 1 cubic metre.
3.6% of accidents were releases of 1 to 25 cubic metres.
3.6% of accidents were releases of 26 to 1000 cubic metres.
1.2% of accidents were releases greater than 1000 cubic metres.

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Figure 4. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of pipeline incidents per year with a trend line from 2004 to 2013.

In 2004 there were 74 incidents.
In 2005 there were 79 incidents.
In 2006 there were 62 incidents.
In 2007 there were 64 incidents.
In 2008 there were 84 incidents.
In 2009 there were 118 incidents.
In 2010 there were 145 incidents.
In 2011 there were 167 incidents.
In 2012 there were 173 incidents.
In 2013 there were 118 incidents.

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Figure 5. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of incidents by facility type for 2013.

Compressor station facilities represented 12.7% of incidents.
Meter station facilities represented 16.1% of incidents.
Pump station facilities represented 16.1% of incidents.
Terminal facilities represented 16.1% of incidents.
Transmission line facilities represented 25.4% of incidents.
Other facilities represented 13.6% of incidents.

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Figure 6. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of incidents with a release by quantity released for 2013.

16.1% of incidents did not have any releases.
78% of incidents were releases of less than 1 cubic metre.
4.2% of incidents were releases of 1 to 25 cubic metres.
.8% of incidents were releases of 26 to 1000 cubic metres.
.8% of incidents were releases greater than 1000 cubic metre.

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