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If you smelled the strong odor of gas in Billings on Saturday, you're not alone.

In a statement released Saturday night, Phillips 66 spokesperson Marke Wade wrote that "there was a minor unit upset that may have contributed to the odor reported earlier today." 

Phillips 66 and the Billings Fire Department conducted an investigation Saturday to determine the cause of the odor. 

"At this time we're not finding anything hazardous, but we haven't found the source of it," Battalion Chief Kevin Johnson of the Billings Fire Department said Saturday afternoon. "We've had reports of the smell all the way to 24th Street West and Central."

In the release, Wade wrote that "Air monitoring has confirmed that the odor is not dangerous to health and there is no danger to our community."


General Assignment and Health Care Reporter

General assignment and healthcare reporter at The Billings Gazette.