IHS Chemical Week

Regions :: Western Europe

Cloud of mercaptan gas leaks from Lubrizol plant in France

5:45 AM MST | January 24, 2013 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Mercaptan gas started leaking from Lubrizol's plant near Rouen, northwestern France on 21 January. The cloud of gas blew across the Channel and, because of its sulfurous odor, could be smelt in southern England on 22 January. Mercaptan, also known as methanethiol, is a colorless additive used in natural gas and, because its smell, enables gas leaks to be detected, Lubrizol says. Mercaptans are largely harmless, but they can be found in feces and some cheeses, and they can cause headaches and nausea, according to UK centers for disease control and prevention...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.

Username:
Password:

Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers

 

 

 













 
contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2012 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa