Motorists in Regina’s southwest may see some controlled flares burning this week.
TransGas, the pipeline subsidiary of SaskEnergy, will be conducting controlled flares of natural gas at the Regina Storage Cavern southwest of Regina.
It will happen intermittently during the week of Monday, July 25th.
The flares will be located approximately one mile west and one mile south of the Lewvan overpass at the TransGas facility in the area.
TransGas says the flaring is necessary to help perform operational upgrades and scheduled maintenance to the pipeline system.
Flaring is required to remove the remaining gas from the line before any work can begin.
Residents in the areas and anyone traveling along the Trans-Canada from Regina West may see a 20-foot flare being emitted from the 40-foot flare stacks temporarily attached to the pipeline at the TransGas Storage Cavern facility.