All odors from gas development are not equal and all are not offensive according to this article in the Denton Record Chronicle. There are many different kinds of odors from gas development and some of the most deadly have little or no smell at all.
Gas complaints jump to TCEQ’s top priority
Residents can report odors, other problems with shale facilities
06:12 PM CST on Thursday, December 24, 2009
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
The new procedures require the state to investigate odors or other pollution complaints within 12 hours.
Members of the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project pushed for new tools and new procedures, which include odor logs and nuisance affidavits that residents can complete themselves.