1/29: SoCalGas CEO says utility will pay for gas leak repairs, environmental costs


SoCalGas CEO says utility will pay for gas leak repairs, environmental costs
The head of the Southern California Gas Co. said Thursday that the utility expects to pay for all costs associated with the massive natural gas leak at its Aliso Canyon storage field above Porter Ranch. Read more about the decision here.

Feinstein, Boxer to call for federal review of Porter Ranch-area gas leak 
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer want Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to review the cause of and response to the natural gas leak at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. Find out what they want the review to accomplish here.

State Senate bill would keep gas from going into storage facility near Porter Ranch
The California state Senate unanimously approved bipartisan urgency legislation Thursday to enact a moratorium on new gas injections at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage facility near Porter Ranch and restrict withdrawals from older wells until state gas regulators, with input from experts, determine it is safe. Read more about the moratorium here.

SoCalGas stops withdrawing natural gas from facility near Porter Ranch to ensure future supply
Following an order by state regulators, Southern California Gas Co. has stopped withdrawing natural gas from the Aliso Canyon storage facility near Porter Ranch to ensure area residents will have enough supply for future use, company officials said. Read what prompted the decision here.

Porter Ranch: A canary in the gas mine
A natural gas storage facility in the Aliso Canyon area of Los Angeles has been leaking methane and poisonous additives into the air since October 23, 2015, making it the longest running environmental disaster in California history. Read the rest of the story here.

Gas Company’s Business Disclaimer Might Inspire Existential Dread
You know it in your heart. You might not keep your New Year’s resolutions. Your good intentions might fall on hard times. The plot might twist. You have no crystal ball. Read the disclaimer here.