Williams operates nearly 33,000 miles of pipelines throughout the United States. Of those pipelines, 56% (18,000+ miles) are regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Safe operations of our pipelines is paramount to our success as a prudent operator and we strive to operate safely in everything we do, every day. Williams reportable incident rate is less than half of the comparable industry average seen in 2016.
An Incident means any of the following events: (1) An event that involves a release of gas from a pipeline, or of liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, refrigerant gas, or gas from an LNG facility, and that results in one or more of the following consequences; (i) A death, or personal injury necessitating in-patient hospitalization; (ii) Estimated property damage of $50,000 or more, including loss to the operator and others, or both, but excluding cost of gas lost; (iii) Unintentional estimated gas loss of three million cubic feet or more; (2) An event that results in an emergency shutdown of an LNG facility. (3) An event that is significant in the judgment of the operator, even though it did not meet the criteria of paragraphs (1) or (2) of this definition.