Yesterday approximately 17 km southwest of the Town of Luseland, SaskEnergy was busy with intermittent flaring activities all the way from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Residents and drivers from the area were warned of the 40 foot flame being emitted from the flare stack temporarily attached to SaskEnergy’s infrastructure, as it was conducted at the existing TransGas block valve site located within the RM of Heart’s Hill and near a Teine Energy site.

"The flaring is necessary to perform maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area and supports the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to SaskEnergy’s customers." stated the recent SaskEnergy release, "During this process, a portion of the gas line will be isolated from the system and natural gas will be removed from the line in a controlled burn called a flare. Flaring is an industry standard practice when natural gas needs to be removed from a line and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented natural gas by 85 per cent."

SaskEnergy notified the Town of Luseland, the RM of Heart’s Hill, and the local fire department about the upcoming event. Supervision was also on hand to ensure public safety, and residential natural gas services for the area were left interrupted.