Amarillo Natural Gas recognizes that Safety, Health and Environmental Stewardship are every employee’s responsibility. Protection of human safety and health and the environment will come first, no matter how urgent the job, project, or commercial interest. Our goal and commitment is to use superior standards and policies for the benefit of everyone who is a part of our operations or lives in the communities in which we operate. These principles are the foundation of our safety and environmental policies at Amarillo Natural Gas.


For public-safety reasons, most pipelines are buried several feet underground. To make pipelines easier to locate and identify, Amarillo Natural Gas installs markers near reads and highways, at railroad and river crossings, above ground piping and at other locations along our rights of way. These markers show a pipeline's approximate location and provide emergency-contact telephone numbers and product transported. Not all buried lines have markers. Therefore, prior to performing excavating activities as simple as planting a tree, installation of landscaping, building a fence, installing a swimming pool or installation of a mailbox, contact Call Before You Dig at 811.

PIPELINE MARKERS

NATURAL GAS LEAKS: RECOGNITION & RESPONSE

Natural gas pipeline leaks or failures are rare, but an informed public can help prevent
emergencies and minimize potential damage or injury in the unlikely event of an
accident by knowing how to recognize and report pipeline problems.

HOW TO IDENTIFY A LEAK

SIGHT :    A dense fog, mist, or white cloud. Bubbling in water and creeks or
blowing dust and discolored or dying vegetation.
              SMELL :    Natural Gas is naturall oderless, so a rotten egg order is added to                 
aid in leak detection.       
SOUND :    Whistling, hissing, or roaring noise.                                             
                                                                                                                                      

WHAT TO DO IF A LEAK OCCURS

What NOT to do...                                                                                                                                        
DO NOT touch, breath, or make contact with the leak.                               
       DO NOT light a match, turn on or off light switches, use a home phone or          
cell phone or do anything that may create a spark.
DO NOT attempt to extinguish any natural gas fire.                                    
        DO NOT attempt to operate any values.                                                            
What to DO...                                                                                                                                               
DO leave the home, building or area of any suspected leak.                        
DO call 911 once safely out of the area.                                                    
DO warn others to stay out of the area.