What are the characteristics of gas?

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  • What are the characteristics of gas?
  • The type of gas we pipe to homes and business in the South Island (or that you get out of gas bottles) is called liquified petroleum gas (LPG)
  • LPG is heavier than air. If there’s a leak the gas will sink and collect in low-lying areas like drains and vents
  • All gas has a sulfur smell, like rotten eggs. If you can smell this, it could be a gas leak. Natural

Tip: If you really want to be safe, you can buy a home natural gas detector. There are a number of companies that sell gas detectors.