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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Durango

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Beginning Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Durango, Atmos Energy will commence a series of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas system while reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado.

“With a commitment to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are doing our part to modernize our natural gas delivery network while also decreasing our carbon footprint,” said Kurtis Paradisa, Atmos Energy public affairs manager. 

“Replacing pipelines reduces leaks and methane emissions. We track and report greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, which requires reporting of greenhouse gas data and other relevant information from large sources and suppliers in the United States. In addition, all of our operating divisions report to various state agencies that have environmental jurisdiction over our activities.”

The 2021 project plans encompass three distinct geographical areas in Durango. Each project outlined below will be staggered to minimize impacts to traffic and neighborhood routines:

  • March 4, 2021 – May 2021 along 4th Ave., 5th Ave., 6th Ave., and 1st St. through East 5th St.
  • June 1, 2021- July 2021 Chapman Hill
  • June 2, 2021 – October 2021 along 4th Ave. through 9th Ave., and East 5th St. through East 10th St.

Maps of the project areas are attached to the full news release. 

Approximately 466 Atmos Energy customers will receive new natural gas service lines when these projects are complete. Those customers and nearby residents can expect to see highly trained work crews along with our trusted contractors replacing the natural gas mains and service lines that connect to the gas meter at their home.

In addition, Atmos Energy crews will place a door tag at each home before work begins and place construction signs throughout your neighborhood.
For more information and to view a map of the projects, please visit or call 888.286.6700.

As a reminder, if you think you smell gas, act fast!  Leave the area immediately and from a safe distance call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number at 866.322.8667.  For more information on how to recognize a natural gas leak, please visit      

About Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor of safe, clean, efficient, and affordable energy. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and our infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability, and our communities. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Atmos Energy serves more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states and manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. 

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