Should more safety be built in to gas lines?

Natural Gas service safety: I have thought of this many times before, but recently with two potentially life-threatening events happening on the Peninsula in a very short period of time, I wonder why a shut-off valve a safe distance from the structure being served is not required? This valve should be flush with the ground so that no ground thawing or digging of frozen ground is required to turn off the gas in case of emergencies such as the house explosion in Soldotna and the house fire in Sterling. A shut-off valve at the meter, attached the structure, is not always safely accessible, as seen in both cases. Even water lines have shut-off valves at property lines and are not nearly as destructive as natural gas.

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