A "strong," gas-like odor complained about by Cheviot Hills residents was a natural gas odorant spill at a production company in West Los Angeles, according to the Southern California Gas Company.
Residents reported the odor at approximately 9:10 p.m. Wednesday and said the source of the odor was near the intersection of Overland Avenue and Pico Boulevard, according a representative from SoCal Gas.
Officials confirmed that there was no gas leak but instead, the odor came from a natural gas odorant spill at a production company in West Los Angeles. The odorant is added to natural gas, which is odorless, to help detect natural gas leaks. The additive contains sulfur, which many people say smells like rotten eggs.
The odor was so pungent that residents from Mar Vista and Culver City reported smelling it.
The odor could be detected Wednesday night from NewsChopper4 when it was over the Westside.