SaskEnergy will be conducting a controlled natural gas flare at its Yorkton Town Border Station, located at Gladstone Avenue, approximately 500 metres south of Queen Street. This flare will take place on Wednesday, August 28th, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
The flaring is necessary to help SaskEnergy perform routine maintenance work on the gas line system.
During this process, SaskEnergy will release natural gas 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 work can begin.
Flaring is an industry standard procedure 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 20-foot flare being emitted from a 60-foot flare stack temporarily attached to gas line system within station yard.
The area around the flare will be supervised to ensure public safety and SaskEnergy has notified local Emergency Responders of the upcoming events. There will be no disruptions to natural gas service for SaskEnergy customers during this process.