Use Your Senses to Detect a Natural Gas Leak
Natural gas pipelines have a proven record of safety. Sometimes, however, pipeline failure can occur. Hazards associated with a pipeline failure and gas release may include blowing gas, line rupture, fire, explosion or, if gas is present in a confined area, possible asphyxiation.
Damage by outside force, often by someone digging into a pipeline, is the largest single cause of pipeline failures. Incidents may occur due to corrosion, material failure, equipment failure or other causes. Follow the guidelines below to detect a natural gas leak.
- Dirt being blown or appearing to be thrown into the air
- Water bubbling or being blown into the air in a pond, creek, river or other wet area
- Fire coming from the ground or appearing to burn above the ground
- Dead or dying vegetation on or near a pipeline right-of-way in an otherwise green area
- Dry or frozen spots on the right-of-way
- Hissing, blowing or roaring sound
If you notice any of the above natural gas leak signs, call our emergency number at 1-888-460-4332 from a safe place.