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Atmos Energy Deploys Innovative Technology, Underscoring Commitment to Safety and the Environment

DALLAS – May 6, 2021 – Atmos Energy recently deployed state-of-the-art gas cloud imaging (GCI) camera with continuous leak detection and monitoring at its Tri-Cities storage facility, furthering its commitment to safety and reducing methane emissions. This technology pinpoints leak location, source, and direction. GCI technology uses imaging coupled with machine learning analytics to also determine the shape of gas plume and measure the concentration of a leak allowing for immediate repair 

We regularly evaluate new technology as it is brought to market and incorporate innovative solutions into our operations,” said Marlan Jarzombek, Atmos Pipeline-Texas vice president of storage and compression. “The GCI camera enhances our ability to monitor our compression and storage assetsproviding yet another pathway to provide safe and reliable service and helping to preserve the environment.  Atmos Energy is finalizing plans to adopt this technology throughout its enterprise storage operations." 

Each gas has a unique emission or absorption signature in the long-wave infrared spectrum, known as the fingerprint region, which makes it possible for the GCI camera to differentiate between them. Its powerful imaging engine analyzes hyperspectral data from every pixel at a rate of 60 times per second to identify more than 50 gases, capturing gas leak on video in the form of a visual cloud and illustrating the size and direction that the plume is moving.  

Including investments in new technology, Atmos Energy allocates more than 85 percent of its capital spending to enhance the safety and reliability of its distribution and transportation systems, delivering efficient and affordable energy to its customers and communities. System modernization efforts include pipe replacement programs and leak repair prioritization, which further contribute to the company’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment.

To learn more about Atmos Energy’s efforts to monitor, control, and reduce methane emissions, please download the 2020 Methane Emissions Report at https://www.atmosenergy.com/esg/reports 

About Atmos Energy 

Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor. We safely deliver reliable, affordable, efficient and abundant natural gas to more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states located primarily in the South. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. Atmos Energy manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. 

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