Mobile Gas Urging Public to Call Hotline for Gas Smells

Mobile Gas Urging Public to Call Hotline

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Mobile Gas is urging anyone who smells what they believe to be natural gas to call the Mobile Gas hotline: (251) 476-2738.

Last night, some reports indicated that some folks smelled mercaptan, a chemical added to natural gas (which is odorless) that gives it a distinct odor.

Shortly after the explosions Wednesday night, Mobile Gas crews checked pipelines one mile west of the explosions near the downtown area. They also checked pipelines one mile east of the explosions.

Crews also checked regular stations and large usage customers one mile on both sides of Mobile Bay. They did not find any issues with our gas lines and did not detect any gas leaks.

Mobile Gas is a 24-hour operation. Please call the Mobile Gas hotline: 251-476-2738.

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