Know the responsibilities

We deliver natural gas to your home or business through an underground natural gas line.

Your responsibility

For your safety, have your natural gas lines inspected periodically for leaks and corrosion by a qualified professional. To keep your natural gas appliances operating safely and efficiently, you should schedule inspections on a regular basis. If your qualified professional finds an unsafe condition, it should be repaired immediately and/or natural gas service should be shut off until the repair is made and a safety inspection is completed.


Illustration of gas line responsibilities

Western Pennsylvania

We own and maintain the main natural gas lines up to the property line including the meter. You are responsible for repairing or replacing all customer-owned natural gas lines beyond that point.

Illustration of gas line responsibilities

Central Pennsylvania

In some areas of central Pennsylvania, we own the lines up to the meter and are responsible for repairing or replacing all main and service natural gas lines up to, and including, the meter. You are responsible for repairing and replacing all customer-owned natural gas lines from your meter to your natural gas appliances.


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Who’s responsible for your home’s gas lines?

In Western Pennsylvania
From the street to the property line is the responsibility of Columbia Gas.

In Central Pennsylvania
From the street to the natural gas meter is the responsibility of Columbia Gas and everything else is your responsibility.

Take care of your gas lines and have them inspected by a pro regularly.

Columbia Gas, A NiSource Company.


Pipeline right of way

Can I put a shed there?

A pipeline right of way is the area of land over and around a gas pipeline. The right of way can extend up to 25 feet from the center of a gas transmission line. To safely operate, patrol, inspect, maintain and repair our gas transmission lines, we regularly inspect the area to ensure nothing has been built, planted or installed within the right of way area. If you plan to dig or build near the pipeline right of way, call us before moving forward with your plans.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulates the safety of our industry.

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Have an emergency?

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then call us at 1-888-460-4332.