Atmos Energy will perform routine maintenance resulting in the safe removal of natural gas on Friday, April 15, beginning at approximately 5 pm near the intersection of East Belt Line Road and South Moore Road in Coppell. Atmos Energy remains focused on its vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, and this work demonstrates a continued investment in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability, and its communities.
Atmos Energy is committed to protecting and preserving the environment, and this procedure is a necessary, safe, and standard industry practice used to extract natural gas from an isolated section of pipeline by burning it rather than allowing it to escape directly into the atmosphere. This routine practice reduces fugitive greenhouse gases and diminishes the mercaptan odorant to lessen the smell of natural gas in the air.
This process will result in a controlled flame and moderate noise, and Atmos Energy has advised city staff, public officials, 911 operators, and emergency responders.