Safety Performance and Integrity of the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure

The AGF study, Safety Performance and Integrity of the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure, examines the safety performance of distribution pipelines and documented the causes of "serious incidents" - those involving injury or fatality - on the gas distribution system between 1990 and 2002. The study reveals a 40 percent downward trend in serious incidents in the years spanning 1990 to 2002.

Click here to download the study.

Click here to download the Newsletter Summary & Guide to the Safety Performance & Integrity Report.

In addition, the study appendicies (marked "A" through "O") and a press release are available below. Note: some of these files are particularly large - please be patient when downloading.

AGF Press Release - March 4, 2005

A - Technical Note, Safety and Reliability Performance of Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Systems
B - Analysis of Serious Incident Data for Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Systems
C - Analysis of Fatality and Injury Counts Data for Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Systems
D - Statistical Review, Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Systems by Analysis of OPS Incident Data
E - Industry Practices Questionnaire
F - Industry Practices Questionnaire, Statistics of Responder Companies
G - Industry Practices Questionnaire, Compilation of Responses
H - Incident Reports, Gas Distribution System
I - Annual Report, Gas Distribution Systems
J - OPS Distribution Incident Database
K - OPS Annual Report Database
L - Distribution Infrastructure Mileage
M - Review of Leak and Unaccounted For Gas Data
N - Plastic Piping Failure Report Form & Instructions
0 - Recent Major Pipeline Safety Programs Affecting Distribution

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