Friday, February 23, 2024

Natural gas ‘controlled flaring’ to be conducted Wednesday

Natural gas controlled flaring, courtesy of Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled flaring of natural gas on Wednesday morning in Lewisville. The flaring process will cause a large, controlled flame that may be visible for residents around southern Denton County.

The controlled flaring is scheduled to last from about 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of FM 407 and Summit Avenue, according to a public notice from Atmos.

The flaring process allows the company to work on a section of natural gas pipeline as part of routine maintenance operations, according to Atmos. It safely removes natural gas from a limited section of pipeline and can cause a moderate amount of noise. Employees will be onsite with fire extinguishes and protective equipment.

Area police and fire departments, dispatchers and local officials have been advised of the flaring.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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