LEANDER, Texas - Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring next week in Leander.
From approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Oct. 26-30, crews will flare natural gas west of Ronald Reagan Boulevard just south of the South Fork San Gabriel River.
This process, which will result in a large, controlled flame and moderate noise, allows the company to work on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.
Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring next week in Leander.
Atmos Energy says that flaring is a standard industry practice used to safely remove natural gas from a limited section of the pipeline, which is necessary to perform routine maintenance or other work. In order to reduce any impact on the environment, flaring equipment injects the right amount of oxygen to cause the elimination of methane.
Atmos Energy employees will be onsite with fire extinguishers and protective equipment, standing at a safe distance to monitor the operation. The Leander Fire and Police department, Sheriff department, local officials, and 911 operators have been advised of the flaring.
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