Piedmont Natural Gas will perform a routine inspection of a 30-mile stretch of natural gas pipeline in Cabarrus and Stanly counties Monday through Wednesday.
Piedmont might have to “flare,” or burn off any excess natural gas used in the inspection.
A “flare stack,” or large vertical pipe will be used for any flaring operations, which could produce a loud noise and result in a tall flame being visible to nearby neighborhoods and businesses, company spokesman David Trusty said.
The flare stack will be on Piedmont Natural Gas property near Midland, Locust and Stanfield.
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Piedmont Natural Gas workers will perform the inspection and any flaring operations. Local firefighters also might be present.