Happy New Year to All

The holiday season is often a time of reflection for all those precious memories of holidays past.  It is also a reflection on the future.  What can we give up?  What can we change?  How can we do better?

For all of us in the natural gas industry there is much to reflect on and there is a great deal we can do to make our systems better and safer.  This is true whether we are updating systems or implementing new technology to increase our awareness and decrease our risk.  As PHMSA initiates new policy for the natural gas industry, we in the industry must take ownership for the roles we play to improve our systems and ensure such safety.

Each of us has a greater responsibility than that of a “job”.  Our decisions affect more than the company’s output or bottom dollar.  We affect the livelihood of millions of people.  What may be a simple over- sight could turn into a catastrophic incident!  Such an incident comes with life-long consequences which can never be undone.

So this season reflect on the following report as we renew our commitment to improve our knowledge, our procedures, and our performance to ensure 2014 and beyond will be some of the safest years in the gas industry.

May your holidays be filled with joy!

 

BGL Asset Services employees

 

National Gas Transmission: Serious Incidents: 1993-2012

Year

Number

Fatalities

Injuries

Property Damage (B) (C)

1993

10

1

16

$40,000

1994

10

0

22

$27,300,647

1995

8

2

7

$50,000

1996

6

1

5

$4,306,000

1997

4

1

5

$1,110,000

1998

11

1

11

$19,533,000

1999

5

2

8

$195,184

2000

7

15

16

$1,846,096

2001

4

2

5

$0

2002

4

1

4

$219,949

2003

8

1

8

$2,141,135

2004

2

0

2

$71,400

2005

5

0

5

$602,730

2006

6

3

3

$3,172,500

2007

8

2

7

$4,596,283

2008

5

0

5

$228,252

2009

6

0

11

$1,818,179

2010

6

10

61

$376,452,115

2011

1

0

1

$1,413,979

2012

3

0

7

$780,403

Totals

119

42

209

$445,877,852

2013 YTD

1

0

2

$354,000

3 Year Average (2010-2012)

3

3

23

$126,215,499

5 Year Average (2008-2012)

4

2

17

$76,138,586

10 Year Average (2003-2012)

5

2

11

$39,127,698

20 Year Average (1993-2012)

6

2

10

$22,293,893

 

National Gas Distribution: Serious Incidents: 1993-2012

Year

Number (A)

Fatalities

Injuries

Property Damage (B) (C)

1993

51

16

84

$3,905,500

1994

60

21

91

$7,927,150

1995

43

16

43

$1,493,902

1996

47

47

109

$8,050,352

1997

41

9

67

$1,681,750

1998

54

18

64

$9,968,086

1999

52

16

80

$3,746,000

2000

51

22

59

$4,313,695

2001

30

5

46

$855,663

2002

30

10

44

$4,472,979

2003

51

11

58

$7,547,565

2004

38

18

37

$6,116,239

2005

29

11

38

$8,170,960

2006

24

16

28

$4,145,979

2007

30

9

30

$4,925,469

2008

29

6

48

$6,052,576

2009

37

9

47

$11,111,119

2010

25

8

39

$4,105,990

2011

30

11

49

$5,506,863

2012

24

7

44

$7,137,916

Totals

776

286

1,105

$111,235,753

2013 YTD

20

7

38

$3,102,778

3 Year Average (2010-2012)

26

9

44

$5,583,590

5 Year Average (2008-2012)

29

8

45

$6,782,893

10 Year Average (2003-2012)

32

11

42

$6,482,068

20 Year Average (1993-2012)

39

14

55

$5,561,788

Statistical data taken from:  http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/reports/safety/SerPSI.html?nocache=702

By William Luttrell