Asked: November 9, 20202020-11-09T21:01:08+00:00 2020-11-09T21:01:08+00:00 Why is mercaptan added to natural gas? cameron 142 Questions 1 Answer 1 Best Answer 0 Points View Profile cameron Hi. Why is mercaptan added to natural gas? natural gas 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent alice 0 Questions 136 Answers 136 Best Answers 136 Points View Profile Best Answer alice 2020-11-09T21:01:28+00:00Added an answer on November 9, 2020 at 9:01 pm Natural gas is a practical, reliable, neutral, and fragrance-free gas. For simple identification, a mild element known as mercaptan is added, which gives the gas a particular and unique smell. The vast majority portray the scent as something like rotten eggs or hydrogen sulfide. This universally recognized sulfur-like, “rotten egg” smell is utilized to help people detect leakage and alert you to the presence of natural gas or propane leaking in and around your home. Blowing dirt, gurgling water or an occasional region of dead vegetation can be observed in an area where a gas leak. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.