Important Alert: Beware of Scam Attempts! We've become aware of a scam involving individuals posing as PURA representatives, falsely promising utility bill refunds. Please note that PURA does not operate in this manner. All utility billing is exclusively handled through the electric distribution companies, Eversource and United Illuminating. PURA is a public agency and does not directly handle any billing issues. Specifically, we will never offer refunds for overcharged utility bills, nor do we solicit bank account information for any purpose. If you believe you have been scammed, please reach out to: PURA’s Education Outreach and Enforcement Customer Assistance Unit by emailing pura.information@ct.gov, the Office of Consumer Counsel by emailing occ.info@ct.gov or calling 860-827-2900, or the Office of the Attorney General at 860-808-5318.

Gas Pipeline Safety

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is responsible for pipeline safety in Connecticut. 

Emergencies:

Additional Safety Information:

What are the safety concerns for gas meters?

Are there gas pipes for which I am responsible?

Connecticut's excavation damage prevention program

Background Information:

What is natural gas?

What is Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)?

How does natural gas get to Connecticut?

What are the segments of the natural gas industry?

What transmission pipelines serve Connecticut?

What do transmission pipelines look like?

How is natural gas transported throughout Connecticut?

Are certain propane systems subject to PURA oversight?

What is Gas Pipeline Safety?

What is the Gas Pipeline Safety Unit Inspection Program?

Propane Company Information:

Information for the Propane Industry

Contact Information:

PURA Gas Pipeline Safety Unit
Karl Baker Public Utilities Supervisor
of Technical Analysis
karl.baker@ct.gov 860-827-2661
Bruce Benson Public Utilities Engineer III bruce.benson@ct.gov 860-827-2641
Daniel Nivison Public Utilities Engineer III daniel.nivison@ct.gov 860-827-2780
John DePaolo, P.E. Public Utilities Engineer III john.depaolo@ct.gov 860-827-2604
Daniel Tomasino Public Utilities Engineer III daniel.tomasino@ct.gov 860-827-2877
Kevin Dowling Public Utilities Engineer III kevin.dowling@ct.gov 860-827-2676




Content Last Updated March 2024