Report Shows Increase in Riskiest Gas Main Leaks in Denton

Report Shows Increase in Riskiest Gas Main Leaks in Denton

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe | Denton Record-Chronicle

Atmos Energy’s latest report to state regulators shows an increase in the number of serious natural gas main leaks in Denton last winter.

Between Dec. 26 and March 8, a “Grade 1” leak caused by corrosion or other pipe problems erupted about once a week in a gas main in Denton. Grade 1 leaks require immediate repair. Crews fixed those 10 leaks and another six like them this spring — including three in a one-week span in April.

The report was filed with the Texas Railroad Commission on July 12 and generally covered the period from Jan. 1 through June 30, although it contained some incidents from the last week of December 2017…(Read the full story)

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