Our 6,750 miles of larger-diameter, regional transmission pipelines are surveyed for leaks at least once per calendar year. Our 42,000 miles of smaller-diameter, neighborhood distribution pipelines are surveyed for leaks at least once every five years.
If a leak is found on a pipeline PG&E immediately identifies the severity of the leak and determines whether immediate repair is required. We log and track all gas leaks so that we can continuously monitor and repair the leaks as appropriate.
We odorize our natural gas as a safety precaution to aid in the detection of gas leaks. Proper levels of odorization are verified by conducting periodic tests.
If you smell the distinct rotten egg odor or suspect an emergency situation, please leave the area and call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.