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The Energy Council

is a nonprofit trade organization that promotes safe and responsible oil and natural gas development in La Plata County. Individual and company members work to build community relations, increase public understanding, and address public issues relative to the industry.

Gas Tap Safety : Safety Concerns

Natural gas is sometimes referred to as methane. Methane is a flammable gas, which under certain conditions can be explosive. If contained, methane can reach concentrations, which will cause the gas to burn or explode. Proper gas connections reduce the risk of leaking gas and good ventilation reduces the risk of contained gas. For more information about methane safety La Plata County distributes a brochure entitled "What You Need to Know About Methane Health & Safety." The brochure is available at the County Courthouse.