Test will make a flare in the air
There could be a little fire in the air next week as Piedmont Natural Gas performs routine pipeline inspection at Old Hopewell Church Road.
During the testing, it may be necessary for Piedmont engineers “flare” off by fire any excess natural gas used during the inspection process.
This test is a routine federal regulatory requirement, and Piedmont is performing it in compliance with regulations designed to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of natural gas to customers, according to a company statement.
A flare stack could produce a loud noise and result in a tall flame being visible to nearby neighborhoods and businesses. Flare stack operation is a controlled process that will be managed and monitored by the gas company in cooperation with local fire department resources.
Where: The “flare stack” will be located on Piedmont Natural Gas property on Old Hopewell Church Road, just off of Exit 108 on Interstate 85 North, Trinity.
When: July 29th to Aug. 5 between the hours of 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. No weekend operations are planned.