SaskEnergy is letting people know it’s conducting a series of short, controlled, natural gas flares at its storage facility near Asquith.
The first flaring took place Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. The company has another planned for either Friday or Saturday morning, weather permitting.
When it happens, people in the area could see a 20-foot flame coming from the 60-foot flare stack temporarily attached to the facility.
In a news release Thursday, SaskEnergy stated flaring is necessary to help the company perform scheduled inspection and maintenance.
The process removes excess gas from the line while specialized inspection and testing tools run through the pipeline.
SaskEnergy said the areas around the flares will be supervised to ensure public safety. The company has notified the local Rural Municipality and fire department of the upcoming events.
Natural gas service to the area will not be affected by this work.