SaskEnergy cancels controlled flare of natural gas in Regina

SaskEnergy has cancelled a controlled flare of natural gas at its refuelling station on Winnipeg Street.

Controlled flare was to happen at refueling station on Winnipeg Street

This is an example of what a flare from a flare-stack looks like. (SaskEnergy)

A controlled flare has been cancelled at a SaskEnergy natural gas refueling station in Regina on Saturday.

SaskEnergy said they'll no longer be running the controlled flare, which was to happen at the Regina Service Centre at 1601 Winnipeg St.

Flaring is required to remove the remaining gas from the station before any work can begin, a release from SaskEnergy explained. The practice is standard procedure and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented natural gas by 85 per cent, the agency said.

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