Puget Sound Energy to burn off excess natural gas on Aug. 17

Puget Sound Energy plans to burn off excess natural gas in the Lynnwood area on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The plan is for Puget Sound Energy to burn off the excess natural gas between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. at PSE’s North Seattle town (see map below).

Here is what you can expect:

You may see a large, controlled flame that is expected to burn between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.17, 2013 (see example). Natural Gas Flaring Example

Because the natural gas is burned off as soon as it leaves the pipe, the flaring procedure is safe and controlled. Only minimal natural gas will escape into the atmosphere, and since natural gas is lighter than air, it will quickly dissipate in the open air.

The flame will be monitored nonstop by natural gas employees until the flaring procedure is completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patima Dejarath, Project Manager for PSE, at 425-456-2644 or e-mail: patima.dejarath@pse.com. You may also call toll-free at 1-888-225-5773. Dial 8, and then extension 81-2654.

North Seattle Natural Gas Flaring Map

 

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