Syracuse: Snapshot of natural gas leaks under city streets
Leaked natural gas – mostly methane – is a powerful contributor to climate change.
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Our readings indicated an average of about one leak for every two miles we drove.
Readings are from April through August 2014 and may not reflect current leaks, due to repairs or other changes.
If you ever smell gas, or have any reason to suspect a problem, experts say to immediately exit the building or area, then call the authorities. For more, see the National Grid safety page.
About Syracuse's natural gas infrastructure
- Utility: National Grid, a shareholder-owned gas and electric company serving areas of New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Most leaks don’t pose an immediate threat to safety or health, but some can. We have shared this data with National Grid.
- Pipe materials: More than 30% of the pipes in National Grid’s New York service territory are made from cast iron or other corrosive and leak-prone materials.
- Age of pipes: More than half of the pipes are more than 50 years old.