Smell of Gas
Natural gas is one of the safest sources of energy available.
Natural gas is non-toxic, colorless, tasteless, and odorless.
A distinctive, pungent odor, similar to rotten eggs, is added so that you can recognize it easily and know if natural gas is escaping.
If you smell gas:
- Move to a safe location.
- Do not smoke, strike a match, use telephones including cell phones, switch on/off appliances, lights or even a flashlight in the area where you smell gas. These items can produce sparks that might ignite the gas and cause an explosion.
- Do not assume that someone else will report the condition.
- Call 911 or Eversource immediately at 800-592-2000 (Massachusetts) or 877-944-5325 (Connecticut).
- Provide the exact location, including cross streets.