- Natural gas is Colorless
- There is no way to see natural gas being released. However, you can see blowing dirt, dead plants and/or bubbling water.
- Natural gas is Odorless
- As a safety feature, Piedmont adds a compound called mercaptan to natural gas. Mercaptan gives natural gas its rotten egg smell, making it easily recognizable.
- Natural gas is Nontoxic
- Natural gas is not toxic to humans, but it will displace oxygen. This means that a natural gas leak in a confined environment could significantly reduce the amount of oxygen in the air and create a dangerous environment.
- Natural gas is Flammable
- Natural gas will ignite with the proper mixture of air and an ignition source.
Suspect a pipeline leak or damage? Call Piedmont Natural Gas at 800.752.7504.