DESOTO—Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 between the hours of 7 a.m. and noon. The flaring will occur at an Atmos Energy facility, located at 9999 N. Duncanville Road in DeSoto.
The company will test 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.
DeSoto and Cedar Hill fire departments, police departments, city officials and 911 operators have been advised of the flaring.
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 about 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 also provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast.