A controlled natural gas flaring will be conducted at the Welwyn Town Border Station, located within the RM of Moosomin and west of the Village of Welwyn, between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. 

During that time, those in the area may observe a 40-foot flame emitted from the flare stack, temporarily attached to SaskEnergy’s infrastructure.

The flaring is part of maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area. Throughout the process, a portion of the gas line will be isolated, and natural gas will be removed from the line in a controlled burn called a flare. Flaring is a standard industry practice when natural gas needs to be removed from a line, reducing the carbon footprint of the natural gas by 85 per cent.

The area around the flares will be supervised to ensure public safety. Residential natural gas service in the area will not be affected. SaskEnergy has notified the RM of Moosomin and the local fire department about this upcoming event.