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RM of Whiska Creek flaring up until 6 p.m. May 17

Posted on 17 May 2023 by Prairie Post

SaskEnergy will be conducting controlled natural gas flaring at its block valve site in the RM of Whiska Creek, approximately 10 kilometres northwest of the Village of Ponteix.

The flare ran from May 16-17, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., subject to change based on operating requirements.

Residents and drivers in the area may see a 40-foot flame being emitted from the flare stack temporarily attached to SaskEnergy’s infrastructure.

The flaring is necessary to perform maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area and supports the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to SaskEnergy’s customers. During this process, a portion of the gas line will be isolated from the system and natural gas will be removed from the line in a controlled burn called a flare. Flaring is an industry standard practice when natural gas needs to be removed from a line and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented natural gas by 85 per cent.

The area around the flares will be supervised to ensure public safety. Residential natural gas service in the area will not be affected. SaskEnergy has notified the RM of Whiska Creek and the local fire department about this upcoming event.

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