Every day, natural gas pipelines carry one of the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly fuels to businesses and homes across Florida to meet their energy needs. The natural gas industry invests time and money in the pipeline system to ensure safety and reliability. According to federal statistics, pipelines are the nation’s safest energy transportation system.
Beaches Energy is committed to keeping our customers safe. That is why we follow state and federal regulations and perform extensive quality control checks. We also make it a priority to educate customers on how to recognize and prevent natural gas leaks.
Be aware of the signs of a gas leak, such as the distinctive, rotten egg-like smell of natural gas. You should take action anytime you detect even a small amount of this odor in the air.
Though natural gas pipeline incidents are uncommon, you should know other telltale signs. Near a gas line, watch for blowing dirt, bubbling water, dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded by live, green plants. Listen for a hissing sound.
Suspect a leak? Take action!
Leave. If you ever suspect a natural gas leak, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Do not try to find or stop the leak.
Do Not touch anything electrical before you leave and Do Not use a phone. Do Not smoke, turn appliances or lights on or off, or operate any vehicle or equipment that could create a spark.
Call. Once you are out of the suspected area, immediately CALL 9-1-1.