On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at approximately 7 a.m., Atmos Energy will flare a major natural gas line servicing Texas A&M University. This line is near the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive in College Station.
The flaring is a necessary part of a pipe replacement project Atmos Energy is currently conducting on the Texas A&M campus, and could produce a controlled flame as high as 30 feet. The sustained flame is expected to burn off the natural gas in the line in approximately one hour. Once the natural gas is burned off, work will resume on replacing the pipeline to the Texas A&M campus.
As part of our commitment to safety, Atmos Energy wants to reassure area residents that Tuesday’s flaring is a normal part of a pipe replacement program. It will be conducted by senior Atmos Energy personnel operating under strict guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone.
These guidelines include restricting both pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area. Drivers who normally use this intersection in the morning can expect delays between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
About Atmos Energy
Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the country's largest natural-gas-only distributors, serving about three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in nine states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast and manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.
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Atmos Energy Media Contact: Chace Murphy - 979.774.2525