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Since you want something beyond "My mate told me...", look no further than the UK AIP ENR 1.1: 5.3.3 Gas Venting Operations 5.3.3.1 Severe turbulence and power fluctuations in turbine engines could be experienced over gas venting sites during venting of natural (methane) gas under high pressure. Locations of gas venting sites are listed at ENR 5.3. ...


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Gas venting stations sometimes release natural gas at extremely high pressures, so there is a risk of strong updrafts or turbulence. In any case if you fly directly over you may be going through a cloud of combustable gas which could possible ignite. It's a low risk, but given it's rarely a problem going around them it would be my advice to do so. I've ...


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