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Source: Atmos Energy
MESQUITE, Texas – March 22, 2021 - Atmos Energy will perform routine maintenance resulting in the safe removal of natural gas on Tuesday, March 23, lasting from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 1800 Oates Drive in Mesquite. Atmos Energy remains focused on its vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, and this system modernization work demonstrates a continued investment in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability, and our communities.
Atmos Energy is committed to protecting and preserving the environment, and this procedure is a necessary, safe, and standard industry practice used to extract natural gas from an isolated section of pipeline by burning it rather than allowing it to escape directly into the atmosphere. This routine practice reduces fugitive greenhouse gases and diminishes the mercaptan odorant to lessen the smell of natural gas in the air.
This process will result in a controlled flame and moderate noise, and Atmos Energy has advised city staff, public officials, 911 operators, and emergency responders.