The City of Coalinga is one of the very few cities that operates and maintains it's own natural gas distribution system. We operate a master meter program as defined by 49 CFR 192.3, and purchase natural gas from PG&E at a large meter station. It is then distributed to households through our pipelines. Safety will always be our priority. If you smell or hear gas, please report it immediately! Staff is available 24/7 to respond to any emergency.
Be prepared just in case – Get to know where all of your appliance gas shutoff valves are located, including the main shutoff valve next to the gas meter. Brace your water heater adequately to prevent it from falling during an earthquake. Check the local building codes for more information.
Play it safe – Do not let children play around your gas appliances. They could accidentally start a stove or extinguish the pilot light, leaking gas.
Minimize the chance of a fire – Do not store flammable materials near any type of gas appliance or source of flame.
Call Before You Dig
If you plan on digging extensively on your property, you need to call USA North at 800-227-2600 or 811 to make sure there are no gas lines buried nearby.