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North Shore Gas

For Release: 10/07/2011

North Shore Gas Crews Tying in New Gas Main in Mundelein

Controlled Burn Tuesday Will Create Large Flame in the Sky


Waukegan, IL — Representatives of North Shore Gas want to alert Mundelein residents and those in the surrounding communities of a condition that will occur in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 11.

North Shore Gas crews will be working to tie-in a new natural gas main in Mundelein, south of Allanson Road and north of Route 60 and west of Butterfield road, in an electric transmission right-of-way. The tie-in of the new gas main requires crews to burn off natural gas through a 50-foot-high flare pipe. It may produce a flame 40 to 50 feet above the flare pipe. Residents should not be alarmed if they see that flame appear.

The burning should start between 4a.m. and 5a.m. on Tuesday and last for 2 to 3 hours. It is possible that crews might need to burn the flare again later on Tuesday or Wednesday morning, depending on how long it takes for crews to tie in the new gas main.

"Seeing a flame this large may be alarming,” said John Saigh, construction manager for North Shore Gas. “It’s important for residents to know that the burning off of the natural gas through the flare pipe and the subsequent flame is a controlled and contained situation and a normal part of this operation."

About North Shore Gas

North Shore Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 54 communities within the northern suburbs of Chicago.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Bonnie Johnson (Media)
    Manager, Public Relations
    (312) 240-4567
    (312) 907-7333 (CELL)