Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas is a safe, clean-burning and efficient fuel used for heating homes and water. It is also used in food preparation, manufacturing processes and even to generate electricity. To burn, natural gas must mix with the proper amount of air and be ignited by a flame or spark. The process makes gas leaks dangerous because of the flammable and explosive nature of the fuel in uncontrolled conditions.
With more than 16,000 miles of gas distribution pipe and 1,275 miles of transmission gas lines, we at Ameren take our commitment of delivering safe, reliable natural gas seriously.
Your safety is important to us, and we want to make our pipeline system as safe as possible by sharing critical safety information with those who live and work near pipelines.
Review the gas safety information in this site to be prepared to work around a natural gas pipeline, and if necessary, report a possible natural gas leak to Ameren.

Know the Signs - Natural Gas Pipeline Markers

Working Around a Natural Gas Pipeline - Call Before You Dig!

Report a Possible Natural Gas Leak

Get More - Other Online Resources

MO Safe Gas

MEA - Midwest Energy Association

American Gas Association

Missouri Association of Natural Gas Operators


Northern/Central Illinois Pipeline Association

Review our Education section - Energy Underground
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