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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification

As a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable natural gas service, Piedmont Natural Gas will perform a series of routine pipeline maintenance activities during the week of January 27th and again in mid-February near Cuthbertson Road and Lightwood Road.

During the work, it will be necessary for Piedmont to “flare,” or burn off, any excess natural gas. Flaring is the controlled burning of natural gas and a common practice during maintenance of a natural gas pipeline system. The flare system consists of a flare stack and pipes that feed gas to the stack. You may notice:

  • -  A tall flame, visible for a half-mile or more

  • -  A loud noise similar to the sound of an airplane

  • -  The smell of natural gas

  • -  Technicians in your area

These activities are controlled by both federal and state regulations and are safe and routine and will be managed by trained Piedmont Natural Gas personnel in cooperation with local fire department resources. Please do not be alarmed as this is a normal part of our operations.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to maintain our safe, reliable natural gas system.
If you have questions, please call or email Diane Johnson, a project manager with Professional Property Services, Inc., at (704) 575-6081 or

Thank you,
Diane B. Johnson
Diane B. Johnson, SR/WA
Land Agent
Professional Property Services for Piedmont Natural Gas

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