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.