1/19: Gas Still Spews in Porter Ranch; Site Feels Like “Crime Scene”


New video allegedly shows gas still spewing in Porter Ranch (Video)

Attorneys who have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of residents in Porter Ranch released new video which they say shows gas continuing to spew into neighborhoods. Find out more here.

Garcetti: Site of Porter Ranch gas leak ‘feels like a crime scene’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti compared the site of a massive natural gas leak near Porter Ranch to a crime scene Monday and said Southern California Gas Co. must be held accountable for all long-term effects to area residents. Find out more here.

Gas Leak Could Be Capped by February, Utility Says (Video)

A natural gas leak that has spewed methane into the atmosphere for months in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles will be capped by late February, if not sooner, according to the Southern California Gas Company. Read more here.

Victorville man claims he can stop gas leak near Porter Ranch

A master plumber claims he holds the answer to stopping the gas leak coming out of a well connected to the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility near Porter Ranch that has released an estimated 77 million kilograms of methane into the Los Angeles neighborhood — if only someone will listen to him. Read more here.

Porter Ranch methane leak a problem long in the making

Southern California Gas Co. botched its handling of the methane leak in Porter Ranch, and the company and regulators need to answer for it. Find out more.

Air regulators: Benzene from leak increased cancer risk in Porter Ranch, but toxins no worse than Southern California air

Air quality regulators estimate that benzene and other toxins leaking from a natural gas well increased the cancer risk for Porter Ranch residents. Find out more here.

Porter Ranch residents report unexplained ailments, behaviors in pets

Animal owners in Porter Ranch and the nearby communities of Chatsworth and Granada Hills are seeing unexplained ailments and behaviors in their pets, including nosebleeds in horses. Read more here.

7 Arrested in Solidarity With the People of Porter Ranch

Seven members of an ongoing civil disobedience campaign called We Are Seneca Lake were arrested on Monday for blocking all traffic entering and leaving Crestwood’s gas facility in upstate New York. Find out more here.

California natural gas leak just one of thousands across country

Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a dangerous greenhouse gas, accelerating global warming. Cost-effective, proven technologies are available to cap emissions from the oil and gas industry, but federal regulators have yet to take comprehensive action. Read more about the situation here.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Raises Some Concerns Over Goleta Gas Storage Facility

Santa Barbara County officials are fielding a lot of questions in the wake of a massive methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, a suburban area of Los Angeles. Find out more here.

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Company Lowers Stake in Sempra Energy (SRE)

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Company reduced its stake in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read more here.

SoCal Gas abandons plans to capture and burn gas at Porter Ranch leak, citing safety concerns

Southern California Gas Co. said Monday that it has abandoned a plan to capture and burn the leaking natural gas that has forced thousands of Porter Ranch residents to relocate, citing safety concerns. Find out more here.

Porter Ranch Disaster Speaks to New Yorkers

Check out Jay Burney’s thoughts on the Porter Ranch crisis and its effect outside California here.

Latest Analysts Reports on Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE)          

Sempra Energy had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. They now have a USD 111 price target on the stock. Find more information here.

California’s Aliso Canyon methane leak: climate disaster or opportunity?

Check out Daniel Raimi’s Op-ed on the Aliso Canyon methane disaster here.

Porter Ranch methane well was under stress when it failed

The Southern California well that has gushed climate-changing methane into the sky for 89 days was operated in a way that is legal but risky, some well experts say. Find out how risky here.

Porter Ranch Families Living Out Of Hotel Rooms Adjust To ‘New Normal’

Nearly 3,000 families have been relocated because of the SoCal Gas Company’s methane leak – and some have chosen to stay at a hotel where more than 100 rooms are now housing families from Porter Ranch. Read what life’s like for them here.

Doctors treating Porter Ranch residents want more gas-leak guidance

Nearly three months after natural gas began leaking from a well near homes in Porter Ranch, physicians say they have received no formal guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about chemicals released in the air or how to answer questions about long-term health effects. Read about the health effects here.

Utility’s new estimate for stopping L.A. gas leak met with skepticism

A utility company said Monday that it has abandoned efforts to trap and burn the gas released by a huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles, but also said the 12-week-old leak should be stopped ahead of schedule – by the end of February or sooner. Read about the new plan here.

‘GasLand’ Director: Porter Ranch Leak Is “Worst Environmental Disaster Since BP Oil Spill” (Guest Column)

Ahead of his latest film’s Sundance premiere, the Oscar-nominated documentarian takes a sobering look at the poisonous methane cloud plaguing the residential area north of Los Angeles. Read the full story here.