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  • chipsngravy
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    I’m in Dorset and there’s a real strong smell of diesel in the air.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21141351

    Are we gonna die in our sleep tonight, courtesy of the incompetent French?

    SkillWill
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    I smelt a fuel/oil odour today and assumed I was imagining it. I’m in Reigate (Surrey).

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    Couple of times today I’ve caught a whiff and wondered if the van had sprung a leak. Glad I’m not going mad, starting with imaginary smells.

    I thought it was a gas leak!

    sugdenr
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    Goddam!Leatherhead and I was foxed, smelled like a big gas leak but just more dieselly.

    bikebouy
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    Fawley Oil Refinery on the edge of the Solent often burns off oil out of the stacks.. Have you an Oil Refinery near you I wonder?

    allthepies
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    Apparently a factory in France which produces the additive to gas which gives it a “smell” has a leak! Seriously…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21141351

    Edit: Must read the OP 🙂

    chives
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    Smells like fork oil here in Lyme Regis! Proper strong smell too. Glad it’s too wet to hang the washing out 😆

    johnellison
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    I can smell diesel and I’m in Lancashire. Oh wait, I’ve just filled the car up… 😯

    Premier Icon Imabigkidnow
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    Thought nothing of it because my work rents space off a large working farm, (near Cranleigh, Surrey) but come to think of it did trigger something in my mind as there was no machinery or ‘spreading’ movements at the time.

    I actually live down on the coast though, so I’ll have a good sniff on my way back.

    Premier Icon tuskaloosa
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    the wind the wind the naughty wind…. blame the french it’s those damn Cuisses de Grenouille et Escargots….

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Yep, on the South Coast, the whole town smells like a mix of tarmac and diesel. Brilliant. 🙄

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Been through Kent & Sussex today and the smell is everywhere. A place I was visiting had called a gas engineer to investigate a possible leak.

    sugdenr
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    Been through Kent & Sussex today and the smell is everywhere. A place I was visiting had called a gas engineer to investigate a possible leak.

    mercaptans – one of the smelliest things known to man, can detect in the low single digit ppms I understand. The oil & gas coming from the east irish sea has one of the highest mercaptan content in the world, a gas release from one of BGs rigs and shore prevailing wind sets NGs call centres alight with suspected gas leak calls from the Morcambe/Blackpool area!

    ajc
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    Smelt it here in guildford today and wandered down the road to try and find the diesel spill. Didn’t realize it had come from near Paris.

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