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'Flaring' part of routine pipeline inspections, Duke Energy says

Inspections continue through June
Posted: 3:06 PM, May 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-28 19:20:01Z

SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- Duke Energy is advising that crews will be burning off excess natural gas as they inspect Cincinnati-area pipelines. 

Routine pipeline inspections in the area of School and Conrey roads could result in "flaring," as well as a whistling sound and the smell of natural gas, the utility company said in a news release. 

The work will be done as many as three times a day for three hours each time through June, Duke announced. They said crews will use a tall vertical pipe for the "flaring," which produces a tall flame. Crews will be working between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The inspections are required by the Federal Department of Transportation.

Duke said they don't expect any interruption of service during the inspections.