Piedmont Natural Gas to conduct routine pipeline operations in Warsaw

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WARSAW, N.C. (WNCT) Piedmont Natural Gas will be conducting routine pipeline operations near 1469 State Road 24 Business in Warsaw.

The work is expected to happen Aug. 1-9, barring weather events that may impact the project timetable, officials said.

Piedmont officials said the maintenance involves a process called “flaring” in which excess natural gas used to propel an inspection device through the pipeline is released and burned off. 

Officials said the flaring produces a tall flame that can be seen from a distance, as well as a loud noise and possibly a whistling sound. 

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