Recognizing a Leak | Atmos Energy
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Recognizing a Leak

Smell Gas? Act Fast! 

Leave the area immediately and from a safe distance call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number: 866-322-8667.

Learning how to be safe around natural gas is important. This is why we are dedicated to providing you with safety information. We also train our employees to use the best methods to prevent, detect and stop natural gas pipeline leaks. We work closely with fire departments, other emergency responders and public officials to ensure that our operations are safe. We also make detailed plans to protect the public and the environment in case of an emergency.

Pipelines carry natural gas around the clock to more than 76 million homes and businesses in the United States. Because they are underground, you seldom notice these energy superhighways. In fact, pipelines are one of the safest forms of transportation. They are involved in far fewer serious incidents than trucks, railroads, ships or airplanes. 

To protect you and others, we want you to know what to do if you ever smell natural gas and how to prevent incidents involving natural gas pipelines.

Rosie the Skunk is here to help you learn what to do if you detect a natural gas leak.