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.
- Dirt being blown or appearing to be thrown in the air
- Water bubbling or being blown into the air at a pond, creek, river or other wet areas
- Fire coming from the ground or appearing to burn above the ground
- Dry or frozen spot on the right of way