Natural Gas

The City of Tyler offers natural gas service to all commercial and residential customers within the city. If you are interested in making the switch to Natural Gas, please contact City Hall for connection details. 

Natural Gas - Your Best Energy Value.

It's Efficient. Natural gas can be used "as is". It doesn't have to be converted into a liquid or solid to be moved or used. Plus, natural gas can be stored economically in underground reservoirs.

It's Clean. Natural gas is cleaner than any other fossil fuel. When burned, it gives off carbon dioxide and water, about one-half of the amount given off by coal and about two-thirds the amount given off by oil. Plus, it doesn't emit sulfur pollutants or soot when burned.

It's Economical. Natural gas is a cost-efficient form of energy. As new reserves are tapped, natural gas should continue to be an economical choice in the decades ahead. Think about it: 90% of the gas produced is delivered to customers as usable energy, compared to only 27% of energy converted to usable electricity.

It's Environmentally Safe. Natural gas is lighter than air, so drilling doesn't risk polluting the environment with spills of any kind. Pipelines are carefully engineered to avoid disrupting farms, towns, lakes, rivers, and wildlife habitats. Pipelines are also designed to prevent soil erosion and other environmental damage.Now that you know all of the benefits of natural gas, let the city of Tyler assist you with all your natural gas needs.


Gas Pipeline Safety

The federal government establishes minimum pipeline safety standards under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 "Transportation", Parts 190 - 199. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has overall regulatory responsibility for hazardous liquid and gas pipelines under its jurisdiction in the United States.OPS is headquartered in Washington, DC, and supported through five regional offices located in Trenton, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Kansas City, MO; Houston, TX; and Denver, CO. OPS regional directors, pipeline inspectors/investigators, and community assistance and technical services (CATS) managers operate from each of the five OPS regional offices.CATS managers are available to assist the public and state or local officials with inquiries concerning pipeline safety-related issues.OPS enforces the pipeline safety regulations for interstate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Minnesota based on inspections performed by the state.Through certification by OPS, the state inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for intrastate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Minnesota. Also, by signed agreement with OPS, the state inspects interstate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Minnesota. This work is performed by the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety also enforces the state one-call laws under M.S. 216D and provides education on damage prevention. The state is a member and actively supports the Common Ground Alliance national damage prevention coalition. Contact information for pipeline safety regulation in Minnesota:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety / Office of Pipeline Safety
445 Minnesota Stree tSaint Paul, MN 55101-5155
Chief Engineer: Jonathan C. Wolfgram, P.E.
Office: 651-201-7230; Fax: 651-296-9641; E-mail:
Office of Pipeline Safety - Central Region Office
901 Locust St., Room 462 Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: 816-329-3800
Director: Dave Barrett; CATS Managers: Harold Winnie / Allan Beshore; Direct: 816-329-3836 / 816-329-3811; E-mail:
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE East Building, Second Floor (PH)Washington D.C. 20590-0001 
Administrator: Cynthia L. Quarterman; Assistant Administrator / Chief Safety Officer: Mark Carr; Media Contact - Deputy Director, Office of Governmental, International and Public Affairs: Patricia Klinger; Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety: Jeff Wiese Phone: 202-366-4595
 Date of Revision: 01202015 from