methane http://kcur.org en Gas Leaks: What You Need To Know http://kcur.org/post/gas-leaks-what-you-need-know <p>Tuesday evening’s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/term/plaza-fire">tragic explosion</a> and fire on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City may have some asking basic questions about gas leaks.</p><p>Here’s a brief primer:</p><p>How do I know if I have a gas leak?</p><ul><li>If it’s a <strong>natural gas</strong> leak, you will smell it.</li></ul><p>It’s an unpleasant smell, like rotten eggs.</p><p>Natural gas goes through a lot of processing before it can be used as fuel.</p><p>After all the other chemicals are taken out, what’s left is <strong>methane</strong>.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:58:56 +0000 Laura Ziegler 32305 at http://kcur.org Gas Leaks: What You Need To Know