Natural gas is clean, efficient, and safe. It is used by more than 63 million American households and 5 million businesses.
The physical characteristics of the gas itself contribute to its excellent safety record.
- Natural gas only allows for combustion in a concentration of 4 to 14 percent per volume of air. Above and below these amounts, it will not burn.
- Natural gas is lighter than air and dissipates into the air rapidly.
- Natural gas has a very high ignition temperature, at about 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is almost twice the ignition temperature for gasoline.
These factors make accidental ignition or combustion of natural gas an unlikely event.
Learn how to use clean burning natural gas safely throughout your home by following these Safety Tips