Facts About Natural Gas…

According to the American Gas Association

The safety record of natural gas utilities is outstanding – and it keeps getting better.

Natural gas provides one-fourth of the nation’s energy.

2.2 million miles of pipeline comprise the nation’s natural gas system.

Most residential pipe installed in the last 30 years has been plastic pipe, chosen for its flexibility and resistance to corrosion.

Distribution pipelines operate under rigorous federal safety laws.

Together, gas utility and pipeline companies spend close to $7 billion per year to ensure that natural gas is delivered safely and reliably.

All natural gas in distribution systems must be odorized so a leak can be readily detected without special instruments.

Federal pipeline safety code requires that all distribution systems comply with tough requirements for design, construction, testing, inspection, operations and maintenance from the point of connection to the point of transmission, up to and including the customer’s meter.

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