Kōrero: Energy supply and use

Clearing the line (3 o 3)

Clearing the line

‘Flaring’, burning off the last of the coal gas, was required before natural gas could flow through to consumers. The colour of the flame changed once all the coal gas was burnt off and the natural gas was burning. The job required some skill, and due to a shortage of trained technicians it took longer than expected to clear all the pipes of coal gas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/1477/24

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Natural gas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21462/clearing-the-line (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010