Leaks are rare, but it is best to be prepared. We include an odorant in our gas that smells like rotten eggs. That way, should a leak occur, the presence of natural gas can be quickly detected.
If you come in contact with a natural gas pipeline leak take the following steps:
Learn the warning signs of natural gas pipeline leaks:
What to do when a leak occurs:
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Assure that fuel-burning appliances are installed, maintained, and used properly and safely. That includes having an annual inspection of heating and venting equipment by a "qualified heating and plumbing shop" prior to the heating season, and the use of a carbon monoxide alarm that meets current standards.
Hearthstone Utilities Inc., a holding company, distributes and sells natural gas to end-use residential, commercial and industrial customers. It distributes approximately 26 billion cubic feet of natural gas to over 71,000 customers through regulated utilities operating in Montana, Ohio, Maine and North Carolina. The Company’s other operations include natural gas production and natural gas marketing.
Hearthstone Utilities' strategy is to expand throughput, particularly in the Maine, North Carolina, and Ohio markets that will add to Hearthstone's growth.