Wednesday, April 24, 2024

See a flame, smell gas? Routine natural gas maintenance underway

Crews will operate a flare stack — a vertical pipe ignited with a flame on top that will be visible to nearby neighbors — on Sidbury Road. (Courtesy Piedmont Natural Gas)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Piedmont Natural Gas will conduct routine infrastructure maintenance in the 8000 block of Sidbury Road starting Friday.

The work is expected to last through April 6, weather pending.

Crews will operate a flare stack — a vertical pipe ignited with a flame on top that will be visible to nearby neighbors. When lit it could produce a loud noise, and those in the vicinity may hear a whistling sound or smell natural gas.

The maintenance will be controlled, managed and monitored by Piedmont Natural Gas personnel and local fire departments. 

A subsidiary of Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas provides service to 1.1 million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve its goals of net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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