Atmos Energy Controlled Natural Gas Flaring March 8
Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring on March 8, 2015, beginning at approximately 8:00 AM at the northwest corner of the intersection of Sandy Lake Rd. and N. Coppell Rd. The company will be replacing a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.
“Flaring” is a standard industry practice to safely burn natural gas that must be removed from a specific section of pipeline so that employees can work on the pipe. People in the area will notice a large, controlled flame and moderate noise for approximately three to four hours.
The Coppell fire department, sheriff department, police department, city officials and 911 operators have been advised of the flaring.
About Atmos Energy
Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the country’s largest natural-gas-only distributors, serving more than 3 million natural-gas distribution customers in some 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas and provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. For more information, visit www.atmosenergy.com