Analysis of electrical power and oil and gas pipeline failures

Jeffrey Simonoff, Carlos Restrepo, Rae Zimmerman, Zvia Naphtali

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper examines the spatial and temporal distribution of failures in three critical infrastructure systems in the United States: the electrical power grid, hazardous liquids (including oil) pipelines, and natural gas pipelines. The analyses are carried out at the state level, though the analytical frameworks are applicable to other geographic areas and infrastructure types. The paper also discusses how understanding the spatial distribution of these failures can be used as an input into risk management policies to improve the performance of these systems, as well as for security and natural hazards mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Infrastructure Protection
EditorsEric Goetz, Sujeet Shenoi
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736


  • Count regression models
  • Electrical power
  • Oil and gas pipelines
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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