For public-safety reasons, most pipelines are buried several feet underground. To make pipelines easier to locate and identify, Drumright Gas Authority installs markers near roads and highways, at railroad and river crossings, above ground piping and at other locations along our rights of way. These markers show a pipeline’s approximate location and provide emergency-contact telephone numbers and product transported. Not all buried lines have markers. Therefore, prior to performing excavating activities as simple as planting a tree, installation of landscaping, building a fence, installing a swimming pool or installation of a mailbox, contact OKIE One-Call at 811 or 1-800-522-6543.


Natural gas pipeline leaks or failures are rare, but an informed public can help prevent emergencies and minimize potential damage or injury in the unlikely event of an accident by knowing how to recognize and report pipeline problems.

How to identify a leak

The following signs may indicate a natural gas pipeline leak or failure:

SIGHT—A dense fog, mist, or white cloud. Bubbling in water and creeks or blowing dust and discolored or dying vegetation.

SMELL—Natural Gas is naturally odorless, so a rotten egg odor is added to aid in leak detection.

SOUND—Whistling, hissing, or roaring noise.

What to do if a leak occurs

What NOT to do…

Do NOT touch, breathe, or make contact with the leak.

DO NOT  light a match, turn on or off light switches, use a home phone or cell phone or do anything that may create a spark.

DO NOT attempt to extinguish any natural gas fire.

DO NOT attempt to operate any valves.

What to DO…

DO leave the home, building or area of any suspected leak.

DO call the pipeline company or 911 once safely out of the area.

DO Warn others to stay out of the area