What to do if you smell gas

Natural gas is almost pure methane, which does not have any odor. For safety purposes, gas distribution companies must add a chemical odor to natural gas so that it can be detected.

If you smell gas inside a building...

Evacuate the building as rapidly as possible. 

  • DO NOT TURN ON OR OFF ANY ELECTRIC LIGHTS OR APPLIANCES
  • DO NOT OPEN OR CLOSE THE WINDOWS
  • DO NOT TRY TO SHUT OFF THE GAS

Call your gas company or the fire department from outside the building.

If you smell gas outside...

Call the gas company or the fire department.

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