Odor of Gas

Odor Properties & Safety

Natural gas is odorized to give it a distinctive “rotten egg” or sulfur-like smell. The odorization of gas provides a means of early gas leak detection. Workers in the natural gas industry add odorants and maintain an odorant level in the gas to make it detectable if there is a gas leak.

Report a Leak

If you smell an odor of "rotten eggs" or "sulfur-like smell", you may be detecting a natural gas leak. Please call our 24 hours emergency at 931-526-9591 for a thorough investigation. “When it comes to natural gas safety, always follow your nose!”