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SoCal Gas investigates foul smell in Culver City

February 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Southern California Gas Company is investigating after they received hundreds of calls about a suspicious smell in the Culver City area.

The utility company said there are no reported gas leaks that they're aware of, but they received about 300 customer calls from Culver City and Playa del Rey about a smell in their homes and neighborhoods.

"I smelled a very strong smell of gas and it just continued to get stronger and stronger," said Culver City resident Sherri Moss. "It was definitely the smell of natural gas, exactly what you smell if you turn your stove on."

Service representatives went door to door to check for any leaks as a precaution, but so far, they have not found anything.

"Right now, there's no indication of any natural gas coming from our pipelines or any of our facilities in that area," said Denise King of the Southern California Gas Company. "We've checked in the Playa del Rey area, where we do have underground storage facility. It appears that there is no indication of any natural gas coming from that facility, so at this point, we don't know the source of the odor."