IF YOU SMELL GAS INSIDE
Natural Gas is odorized by a chemical called Mercaptan which adds a distinctive rotten egg or sulphur like smell to help you detect any leaks.
Natural gas is one of the safest and most reliable fuels available. It has a higher combustion temperature than other fuels. Combustion cannot occur unless a narrow range of fuel-to-air (5 to 15 per cent) mixture is present.
If you smell gas or hear the flow of escaping gas, please follow these steps immediately
1 Don’t smoke, light matches, operate electrical switches, use telephones, or create any other source of ignition.
2 Get yourself out of the gas cloud and call DINOSAUR GAS CO-OP. AT (403 362 5323 24hrs) when it is safe to do so.
3. Ventilate -- leave doors and windows open
4. Shut off your gas if you can.
IF YOU SMELL GAS OUTSIDE
Natural gas will dissipate into the atmosphere unless confined. Please call Dinosaur Gas about all gas odors at and away from our facilities. If the source is unknown, keep note of when and where you detected the odor, the wind direction and how strong the odor was.