(ATMOS RELEASE-DOUG HILL)
Temple, Texas (March 31, 2011) – As part of a routine pipeline maintenance project being done in Temple, Atmos Energy crews will oversee a controlled gas flaring of natural gas on S 43rd, between W Avenue V, and Scott Blvd.. The operation will take place on Monday, April 4, 2011.
“Flares” or “flaring” is a standard industry practice to safely burn natural gas that needs to be removed from a specific section of pipeline so that employees can work on the pipe. People in the area will notice a large flame and moderate noise for approximately 60 minutes.
The Temple fire department, city officials, 911 operators and nearby residents have been advised of the flaring.