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MLGW to perform maintenance involving Mercaptan
May 15, 2018

 

Public may smell a sulfuric odor this morning.

 

MLGW will be performing routine maintenance at its Outland Gas Gate station in the area south of Winchester, east of Lamar. This routine work is currently ongoing and will last until noon today.

This controlled, temporary release of odorant is not a result of any type of system failure and does not pose a threat to those in close proximity of the work location.

The public in the surrounding areas may smell Mercaptan in the air. Mercaptan is a chemical odorant that MLGW adds to natural gas to give it the rotten egg/sulfur smell so it can be easily detected.

Depending on the wind/weather conditions, residents and businesses in various areas could smell this strong, sulfuric odor this morning.