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Environmental Health and Safety

Southern Company Gas highly values the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities. Protecting and responsibly managing natural resources are critical to the quality of life in the areas we serve, the environment generally and Southern Company Gas' long-term business success.

Pipeline Safety

At Southern Company Gas, we're continually improving and maintaining our natural gas pipeline infrastructure. This system – with more than 2,500 miles of transmission lines and nearly 76,000 miles of distribution pipelines – brings safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly natural gas to approximately 4.2 million customers in four states.

In addition to upgrading our system and maintaining the safe condition of our pipelines through regular inspections, we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the integrity of our system. Our Gas Control Operations Center in Atlanta continuously monitors the flow of natural gas through our pipelines and changes in operating conditions. Our gas controllers have the ability to adjust flows and operation pressures, and to shut off natural gas flowing in our transmission lines.


Southern Company Gas is committed to complying with all environmental laws and regulations that are applicable to it. In addition, Southern Company Gas also does the following:

  • Complies with the Company's own internal environmental standards;
  • Promotes awareness about protecting the environment; and
  • Considers environmental criteria when evaluating projects, products, processes and purchases, including acquisitions and divestitures.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Southern Company Gas is committed to making the work environment safe and healthy for its employees and others and to complying with all applicable laws and regulations relating to safety and health in the workplace. Employees are told about procedures that are in place to protect them from generally recognized workplace hazards. Employees should correct or report dangerous conditions immediately to their supervisor, or management at their work location, so that workplace accidents are minimized.

To help ensure a safe and healthy work environment, Southern Company Gas prohibits certain activities, including the following:

  • Threatening or violent behavior, or even the suggestion of such behavior, toward others, including coworkers, customers and suppliers;
  • Possession of firearms, explosives or other weapons anywhere on Company property or while conducting Company business; and
  • Willful destruction of Company property or the property of others.

Southern Company Gas also is committed to a drug-free workplace. The misuse of drugs, both legal and illegal, while on Company premises or business interferes with a safe, healthy, and productive work environment and therefore is prohibited. Specifically, Southern Company Gas prohibits the use, possession, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs on its premises, in its vehicles and while conducting Southern Company Gas business.

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