September 2, 2013 2:31 pm

Natural gas flaring to take place in Saskatoon

TransGas will be doing a controlled gas flare in Saskatoon on Tuesday morning.

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SASKATOON – A controlled natural gas flare will be taking place in Saskatoon on Tuesday morning.

TransGas, a subsidiary of SaskEnergy, will be performing the controlled flare beside the Holiday Park Golf Course starting at 7 a.m. and continuing for one hour.

People may see a 20-foot flare coming from the 30-foot flare stack that will be temporarily attached to the pipeline block valve in the area.

The area around the flare will be supervised to ensure public safety.

Flaring is an industry standard procedure when natural gas needs to be released from a pipeline and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented gas by 85 per cent.

TransGas says there will be no disruptions to natural gas service to customers in the area during the flaring.

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