Smell Gas? (215) 235-1212


(Philadelphia, Pa. – September 1, 2016) – As of September 1, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers natural gas rates will increase for the quarter.  The rate for typical residential customers, for instance, will increase for the next three months from its current $1.124 per hundred cubic feet (Ccf) to $1.236 per Ccf. The new rate reflects what PGW pays for the gas.

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Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

Learn more Leaks, Odors, Safety Tips

Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.