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Pipeline Safety

Natural Gas – Safely Delivered

Whether you are at home, work or in public, it’s likely you’re in an area served by the 2.4 million miles of pipelines that safely deliver natural gas to almost 70 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States. Each year the natural gas industry spends almost $7 billion to maintain this distribution system, which the National Transportation Safety Board has determined to be our nation’s safest energy delivery system.

At NJNG, we work with industry leaders, peer groups and regulators to continually improve our pipeline safety operations including design and construction techniques, inspection programs and workforce instruction. We conduct extensive training and periodic drills with emergency responders and state and local agencies testing procedures, logistics and communications to ensure that emergency plans are in place. And, as an active member of , NJNG participates in widespread public education programs to promote safe digging practices.

All of these efforts allow NJNG and the natural gas industry to continue to safely deliver clean, energy-efficient natural gas to you every day. 

Learn more about Natural Gas Pipeline Safety.

Learn how NJNG and the natural gas industry are in pipeline safety awareness.

If you live, work or own property near our transmission pipeline system, please read this important Natural Gas Transmission Line Safety Bulletin. Please note it is a federal crime for any person to willfully deface, damage, remove or destroy a pipeline marker or damage pipeline facilities. 

Natural Gas Piping and Unmarked Sewer Line Safeguards

Across the country, it is not uncommon to find “cross bores,” places where natural gas pipelines were inadvertently installed through sewer pipes. This is not a safety hazard as long as the natural gas pipeline is not disturbed. However, damage could occur when equipment is used to unclog sewer pipes.

If your sewer line appears to be blocked, do not attempt to unblock it yourself. Contact your plumber and have them call NJNG at 800-221-0051 and say “sewer” before doing any work. If you smell a natural gas odor (like that of rotten eggs), leave the premises immediately and call NJNG at 800-GAS-LEAK (427-5325) from a safe location.

For more information, please click here to download our Sewer Line Safety brochure.

First Responder Training Program

As a proud member of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), 򾺲app Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is pleased to announce the NGA First Responder Natural Gas Safety Training Program. This FREE self-directed, online training provides emergency personnel with helpful information and response tactics regarding natural gas incidents – which may help protect you, your team and your community. To get started, first responders simply visit , click on Natural Gas Safety Training Certification and register to create a new account. Then, work at your own pace and schedule to complete the course and obtain an NGA Natural Gas Safety Certification.