There are several indicators of natural gas leaks:
- Smell: Recognizing the odor â€“ which is similar to rotten eggs.
- Sight: Seeing a white cloud, mist, fog, and bubbles in standing water or blowing dust.
- Sound: Hearing an unusual noise like roaring, hissing or whistling.
If you think you smell, see or hear a leak;
- – Turn off and abandon any motorized equipment and move to a safe location,
- – Immediately leave the area in an upwind direction,
- – Call National Fuelâ€™s 24/7 emergency response number: 1-800-444-3130.
- – NOTE: If you believe that an elevated response is required due to the scope or size of the incident, call 911 and relay this information when you notify National Fuel.
- – Warn others and form a safe perimeter. Evacuate surrounding structures as needed,
- – Avoid creating sparks or sources of heat which could cause gas to ignite and burn. Do not light a match, start an engine, use a phone or light flares,
- – Avoid driving into the suspected leak area,
- – Avoid direct contact with escaping gas because physical injury can occur.
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