Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Natural gas is one of the safest and most reliable fuels available and rarely does a mechanical failure or storm interrupts its dependable delivery. IOAGPL continually monitors our pipeline system to ensure safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to your home. For your protection, we add an odorant to natural gas, so you can detect even the slightest amount of natural gas in the air. View our safety pages to learn the facts about natural gas to help keep you safe, such as what to do if you suspect a natural gas leak.

Natural Gas Safety

Giving you the facts to help you live safely.

Physical properties of natural gas

  • Natural gas is colourless and odourless.
  • Natural gas is primarily methane, with small amounts of other hydrocarbons.
  • Natural gas is non-toxic.
  • Natural gas is lighter than air; if it escapes, it will rise and dissipate.
  • Natural gas is clean-burning; when burned with the proper amount of air, it produces heat, carbon dioxide and water vapour.

How to Recognize a Natural Gas Leak

The best way to recognize a pipeline leak is by using your eyes, ears and nose.