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9 hours ago, Anisha fatima said:

Why does natural gas smell like Rotten eggs? Which is the Best gas company to buy a quality gas?

Its mercaptan. Its specifically added so you know if there is a leak. Methane is odourless. 

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23 hours ago, Anisha fatima said:

Why does natural gas smell like Rotten eggs? Which is the Best gas company to buy a quality gas?

Because they put Methanethiol to give it that smell, otherwise you wouldn't notice when the inside of the house fills with natural gas, when you ignite a match is what a chemist would call "no bueno"

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Well explained, thanks for your valuable answers dear experts.

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