From a safe place, call CGT at 1-800-789-7272 and call 911 immediately.
Signs of a Natural Gas Pipeline Leak
The following signs may indicate that there is a natural gas pipeline leak:
- Blowing or hissing sound
- Dust blowing from a hole in the ground
- Continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas
- Gaseous or hydrocarbon (rotten egg) odor
- Dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area
- Flames, if a leak has ignited
What to Do If You Suspect a Pipeline Leak
Evacuate the area and try to prevent anyone from entering.
Call 911 or contact local fire or law enforcement.
Abandon any equipment being used in or near the area.
Avoid any open flames.
Avoid introducing any sources of ignition to the area (such as cell phones, pagers, 2-way radios).
Do not start or turn off motor vehicles/electrical equipment. This could cause a spark.
Notify the pipeline company.
Do not attempt to extinguish a natural gas fire.
Do not attempt to operate any pipeline valves.