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Natural Gas Safety

If you suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate the area immediately and call MidAmerican Energy at 800-595-5325.

Natural gas comes to you in underground pipes.

  • When a natural gas deposit is located, a well is drilled to bring the gas to, or close to, the earth's surface where it is pumped to a processing plant. Natural gas travels from the processing plant through large underground pipelines. These pipelines are designed, constructed, maintained and operated in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations

Do you smell rotten eggs?

  • Mercaptan – a chemical odorant that smells like rotten eggs – is added to gas so people can smell a gas leak. If you suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate the area immediately and call MidAmerican Energy at 800-595-5325.