Gas Engineering and Operations

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The City of Palo Alto Gas Engineering Section is responsible for planning, designing, budgeting and construction of major capital improvements to the city’s gas distribution system. This program replaces approximately 30,000 linear feet of gas mains and 500 services each year.

The Gas Operations Section is responsible for maintaining, operating and regulatory compliance of the city’s gas distribution system.

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 Capital Improvement Program

 New Construction

If you need a new gas service or meter installation due to new construction, addition or remodeling of a building in Palo Alto, look for information in the new services and meters menu to the left.




Installing landscaping? Planting Trees? Call before you dig

Avoid costly accidents & dangerous conditions by calling 811 before you dig.


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Annual Walking and Mobile Gas Leak Survey in Progress

This routine inspection of our gas distribution system is conducted every year to ensure the safety of all who live and work in Palo Alto.



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Gas Safety Awareness Surveys Complete

CPAU recently completed participation in gas safety awareness phone and email surveys. Thank you to those who responded!


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We Are #CommunityPowered - Celebrating Public Power & Natural Gas Week

Oct 6-12, join us in celebrating your community-owned utility empowering Palo Alto for over 100 years!


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Prepare for Seismic Hazards & Other Emergencies

Recent earthquakes are an important reminder to be prepared for emergencies at any time. Learn what you can do to stay informed and ready.


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City of Palo Alto MSC Open House

Thank you to all who joined us at the MSC Open House on July 5! Share your feedback with us & view pictures here.


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Upgrade Downtown Construction is Complete

The Upgrade Downtown construction project is complete! Thank you for your patience while we replaced gas & water pipes to improve safety & reliability.


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Upgrade Downtown - Construction Underway

Updates on construction work, maps, road closures, parking, contact info.


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Gas Safety Awareness Phone Surveys Conducted in December

Annual federally-mandated survey evaluates customer awareness about gas safety and protocols for who to call before digging or in the event of an emergency.


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City of Palo Alto Leads the Way in Sustainability

PaloAltoGreen Gas is the First Green-e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program Offered by a Municipal Utility



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Gas Safety Brochure Now Available

Stay up to date on gas safety with the gas safety brochure online.


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Crossbores---Gas & Sewer Safety Inspection Program
Since July 2011, the Utilities Department has been actively implementing the next phase of its gas-sewer crossbore inspection program.
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