Smell Gas? Act Fast! Atlanta Gas Light offers helpful safety tips.Customers should schedule annual inspection of home heating systems.
November 19, 2007
Atlanta, Ga. – Nov. 19, 2007 – Atlanta Gas Light reminds customers to check their furnaces this fall by scheduling an inspection of their home heating system. This inspection should be performed annually by a licensed contractor, to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.
Natural gas is a clean, colorless and odorless fuel. For safety reasons a chemical odorant sometimes described as a “rotten egg” smell, is added, making the presence of natural gas detectable.
Customers detecting an odor of gas should follow these steps:
- Alert others and leave the area immediately.
- Leave doors open while exiting.
- Do not operate electric lights, appliances or other equipment such as telephones, cell phones or flashlights.
- Go to a phone away from the area and call Atlanta Gas Light or 9-1-1.
If a gas leak is suspected customers should call Atlanta Gas Light at 1-877-492-4009 or 9-1-1 immediately, instead of attempting to locate the source of the smell. Call Before You Dig – Dial 8-1-1
Before digging or excavating with mechanized equipment or otherwise on property, the law requires notification to all utilities 48 hours in advance
, excluding weekends and holidays, so underground lines can be located and clearly marked. About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com
. About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.2 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
Contact: AGL Resources