SaskEnergy will be conducting a controlled natural gas flare at its Bangor Town Border Station, located near the Village of Bangor and south of 1st Avenue, on Thursday, April 21 between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The flare is necessary to perform maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area.
During this process, natural gas will be released from the gas line in a controlled burn called a flare. While the gas line will be isolated from the remainder of the system, flaring is required to remove the remaining gas from the line before and during the scheduled work. Flaring is an industry standard practice when natural gas needs to be released from a gas line and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented natural gas by 85 per cent.
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 area around the flare will be supervised to ensure public safety. SaskEnergy has notified the Village of Bangor, the local RM and local fire departments about this upcoming event. Natural gas service in the area will not be affected.