Know the warning signs
To reach emergency personnel for NEXUS 24/7, call toll-free (855) 329-1781.
In the unlikely event of a pipeline leak, typically, one or any combination of these helps you recognize a leak.
- Dirt being blown or appearing to be thrown into the air.
- A white vapor stream or mist-like cloud over the pipeline.
- Dead or dying vegetation in an otherwise green area.
- A dry area in a wet field.
- Flames coming from the ground or appearing to burn above ground.
- Liquid on the ground.
- Continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas.
- A roaring, blowing or hissing sound.
- An unusual sulfur or rotten egg odor. Note: Natural gas is essentially odorless. Mercaptan, an odorant that is sometimes added to natural gas in city distribution systems for safety reasons, produces a distinctive “skunk” smell. Typically, cross-country natural gas pipelines, including NEXUS, DO NOT have this added odorant.