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What to do if you smell gas
Smell gas Leave home

What to do if you smell natural gas INSIDE your home or building:

Step 1: Leave immediately on foot! Do not use electric switches, telephones (including cell phones), drive a car or use anything that could cause a spark.

Step 2: Go to a safe location and then call our natural gas leak hotline and 911 to report the location. Do not use e-mail or the Internet to contact the company about a leak, and never assume someone else has reported the leak.

CenterPoint Energy's gas leak phone number is

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Area: 612-372-5050
  • Toll-free: 800-296-9815

Step 3: Alert your neighbors. CenterPoint Energy checks suspected natural gas leaks at no cost to you.

Step 4: Never try to repair a natural gas leak yourself. Leave all repairs to a trained technician.