Lake Stamford, TX (May 6, 2015) – Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee controlled natural gas flarings beginning Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 21, 2015, at various times on property on the north side of Lake Stamford. The company will be performing maintenance on 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 throughout the flaring process.
The Jones and Haskell County sheriff departments, Stamford and Haskell police and departments, city officials, and 911 operators, have all been advised of the flaring.