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How to detect a natural gas leak

Natural gas has an excellent safety record. This is the result of extensive operating standards and safety programs the industry uses. Plus the programs are overseen by regulatory agencies at both the state and federal levels. On top of that, … Continue reading

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The dangers of “dig-ins” – buried treasure becomes buried trouble if you rupture a natural gas line

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You don’t have to dig deep, from a literal standpoint, to find a huge potential hazard nearby: All it takes is a shovel and a natural gas pipeline buried right beneath you. Some call them “dig-ins,” and if you create … Continue reading

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What you need to know about customer owned piping and its maintenance

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Customer Owned Piping Most of our customers know that Peoples Gas owns the pipe from the natural gas mains in the street up to the meter at your home or business. But did you know that all natural gas lines from … Continue reading

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April 1 begins Safe Digging Month. Call Before You Dig!

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Call 811 first  It’s that time of year when Peoples Gas gives you a special reminder. Florida law says excavators MUST call 811 to get underground utility lines marked at a dig site prior to digging. This applies to everyone. … Continue reading

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Be aware of a utility scam! Don’t let it happen to you

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Scammers demanding prepaid debit cards continue to call Peoples Gas customers under the guise of avoiding disconnection. In the past six months, about 500 customers have heard from this type of scammer.  The utility scam, which first surfaced in 2011, follows … Continue reading

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