Natural Gas

Hazard Gas Department

Natural gas is seen as a good source for operating many home appliances for a number of economic, operational and environmental reasons: it is low-risk (technically and financially) and lower-carbon relative to other fossil fuels. The City of Hazard offers natural gas service. Just contact City Hall for more information.

How to Recognize a Possible Natural Gas Leak

  • Dead or dying vegetation in otherwise green area
  • Sound of whistling, hissing, or roaring sound near pipelines
  • Smell of “Rotten Eggs” (although certain conditions in the pipe and soil can cause odor to fade)
  • Dirt, water, or debris being blown into the air
  • Exposed pipeline after a flood, fire, earthquake or other disaster
  • A fire or explosion near a pipeline

  • How to Respond to a Natural Gas Leak

  • From a safe location, call 9-1-1 or the Hazard Police Department at 606-436-2222
  • Do Not operate any electrical devices such as light switches
  • Do Not operate any electronic devices such as cell phones or any other portable communication/electronic devices that have a battery. These can spark and create a source of ignition. When reporting a possible leak from a cell phone, do so from a safe location
  • Do Not light matches
  • Do Not turn on any equipment that could cause a spark. Safely abandon any motorized or powered equipment or vehicles. Motorized or electrically powered equipment or vehicles may create an ignition source if a natural gas leak is present.

  • gas-shutoff

    If you do hear sounds of a gas leak, smell natural gas escaping, or observe any other signs, ONLY turn off your gas if it is safe to do so. This graphic shows the shutoff valve on the riser pipe from the ground to your meter. An adjustable pipe or crescent wrench can be used to turn the valve a quarter turn in the off position. If you turn the gas off, leave it off, and call City Hall so that the service line can be checked for possible damage before service is restored. This graphic is for informational purposes only. The City of Hazard recommends allowing a trained professional to perform this task.

    The City of Hazard is a member of Kentucky811; please call before any type of digging is performed so that lines can be located first or visit the Kentucky 811 website. Go to for more information.

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