Serving customers in the Tilley and Rolling Hills areas since 1964!

If you smell Gas

Natural Gas is odorized by a chemical called Mercaptan which adds a distinctive rotten egg or sulphur like smell to help you detect any leaks.


Natural gas is one of the safest and most reliable fuels available. It has a higher combustion temperature than other fuels. Combustion cannot occur unless a narrow range of fuel-to-air (5 to 15 per cent) mixture is present. However, natural gas can still be dangerous if not leaks are not handled properly.


If you smell gas or hear the flow of escaping gas, please follow these steps immediately

    1. Don’t smoke, light matches, operate electrical switches, use telephones, or create any other source of ignition.

    2. Get yourself out of the gas cloud and call Tirol Gas Co-op.’s 24 Hour Emergency line at 403-362-1181 when it is safe to do so.

    3. Ventilate by leaving doors and windows open.

    4. Shut off your gas if you can.


Natural gas will dissipate into the atmosphere unless confined. Please call Tirol Gas Co-op about all gas odors at and away from our facilities. If the source is unknown, keep note of when and where you detected the odor, the wind direction and how strong the odor was. Tirol will give any customer a $100 credit for a verified previously unknown gas leak.