Columbia Gas Transmission will be performing maintenance operations mid-morning May 4, 2015 at their Eagle Compressor Station, 390 Fellowship Road, Chester Springs. This maintenance requires a controlled evacuation of the natural gas from the pipeline, releasing the natural gas into the atmosphere in a controlled fashion by trained company employees. This will be somewhat noisy, take several hours, and result in the odor of natural gas in the air in the vicinity and down-wind of the compressor station. The natural gas is lighter than air and will rapidly dissipate harmlessly up into the atmosphere. This is a controlled industry standard operation.
In order to refill the pipeline they will need to vent gas into the air once again at the same location, resulting in the odor of natural gas; in a smaller quantity and for a shorter period of time.
Columbia Gas is notifying nearby residents, emergency services and other utility companies in the area prior to this procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lorrie Steadman/Columbia Gas (304) 290-7572.