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PRESS RELEASE: ATMOS ENERGY TO FLARE NATURAL GAS IN GREENVILLE
GREENVILLE, Texas (Oct. 2, 2020) - Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring on Monday, Oct. 5 through Thursday, Oct. 22 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at GEUS Power Plant, 4201 Power Lane, in Greenville. This process, which will result in a large, controlled flame and moderate noise, helps to facilitate normal, routine maintenance operations on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area.
Flaring is a standard industry practice used to safely remove natural gas from a limited section of 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 neutralize methane. Atmos Energy employees will be onsite with fire extinguishers and protective equipment, standing at a safe distance to monitor the operation.
The Greenville Fire and Police Departments, Sheriff’s Office, 911 operators and local officials have been advised of the planned flaring.
For more information about flaring operations and footage that illustrates what to expect, a short video is available at https://www.atmosenergy.com/safety/elements-natural-gas.
About Atmos Energy
Atmos Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor of safe, clean, efficient and affordable energy. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and our infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Atmos Energy serves more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states and manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. Find us online at http://www.atmosenergy.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Media Contact: Beth Dattomo 469.381.4713