Recognizing a Leak
If a pipeline leak involving crude oil, natural gas or natural gas liquids occurs, you might see:
- Dirt being blown or appearing to be thrown into the air
- A white vapor stream or mist-like cloud over the pipeline
- Unexpected frost or ice on the ground
- Continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas
- Dead or dying vegetation in an otherwise green area
- Discolored snow or vegetation
- A dry area in a wet field
- Flames coming from the ground or appearing to burn above ground
- Liquid on the ground
- Oily sheen on water surfaces
You might hear a roaring, blowing or hissing sound.
You might smell an unusual skunk or rotten egg odor.