Natural Gas Safety


Natural gas is one of the safest fuels. It is composed mostly of methane and is naturally colourless and odourless. For safety, an odour is added (a smell like rotten eggs or sulphur) so you can easily detect it. When natural gas leaks, it will mix with air and cause a fire if there is a source of ignition (or explosion if it accumulates in a confined space). Natural gas is not poisonous but can cause unconsciousness in high concentrations when it displaces air. 

Learn about natural gas safety:

Expand all
  • What should I do if I smell natural gas?
  • How can I prevent a natural gas leak?
  • Gas meter tips
  • Call Before You Dig!
  • Discover Delta

    Take in the natural beauty of Watershed Park.

    Learn More

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter

    Click Here
  • Find a Program/Activity