Natural gas is an extremely safe fuel for all home and industrial uses. Transported nationwide over a network of more than two million miles of pipeline, natural gas leaks and related accidents are extremely rare.
Natural gas is inherently safer than other fossil fuels like oil or gasoline because it is non-toxic and lighter than air, and therefore it quickly dissipated when released. Natural gas is very difficult to ignite, requiring just the right mixture of gas and oxygen.
While natural gas is safe when used properly, leaking gas in a confined space can be dangerous. That's why it is important to follow all of the tips on this page.