1/14: Natural Gas Prices May Be Affected by Porter Ranch; Fracking May Be Connected to Aliso Canyon


Will your natural gas prices be affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak?

Will SoCalGas raise prices to customers to offset relocation and other expenses they’re incurring as a result of Porter Ranch? Mums the word, but some speculate that to be the case. Read more about the price gouging prediction.

Regulators probing whether fracking was connected to Aliso Canyon gas well leak

Was it fracked? California investigators are digging through evidence that suggests that fracking played a hand in the Porter Ranch blowout. Find out how deep the evidence goes here.

LA Pol Wants Others in Gas Leak’s Wake Moved

It doesn’t stop at Porter Ranch. Councilman Mitch Englander is calling for the relocation of other communities that are chocking on SoCalGas’s fumes. Find out where they are.

‘Plume chaser’ researchers fan out across San Fernando Valley to map reach of Porter Ranch gas leak

Two Boston University researchers have created the first comprehensive map of methane exposure in the San Fernando Valley, showing how shockingly expansive the natural gas atmospheric cover from Porter Ranch is. See its size here.

It’s The Largest Methane Leak in U.S. History. Who’s Responsible?

The finger pointing has commenced. Whom, among companies and legislatures, is really responsible for the mess that led to the Porter Ranch blowout? Read all about who made the bed for the innocent citizens of Porter Ranch to lie in.

Boxer, Feinstein call for federal assistance with Porter Ranch gas leak

The state of Porter Ranch calls for federal intervention, says two senators. Discover why they’re calling for national intervention in the local community.

Dealing with the Porter Ranch gas leak aftermath

Many politicians and protestors want protocols enacted to make sure that a Porter Ranch-like disaster never happens again — starting with a moratorium on new injections of natural gas. Read about some tactics that experts are suggesting be done as future preventative measures.

The Case of The Flatulent Fugitive: How California’s Methane Monster Escaped The Carbon Cap (And How To Nab It)

Why has SoCalGas largely been pardoned from California’s Cap-and-Trade penalties? Find out why California’s “Methane Monster” is the pink elephant in the room.

California air regulators weigh how to mitigate SoCal methane disaster with offsets

Could the SoCalGas leak lead to entrepreneurial opportunities for community groups and businesses? Read on to see how smaller organizations may be able to cash in on the incident while helping to clean up.

Porter Ranch in Goleta?

The Le Goleta field may be another of SoCalGas’s storage facilities, but Glenn Russell, director of Santa Barbara Planning and Development, says that it’s not another Mt. Aliso. Find out why the field, he says, is nothing to fret.

Why California’s Massive Methane Leak Is So Hard to Fix

The shaft is deep, pressure’s high, and methods to quell the leak are coming up dry. Take a look at this infographic to see why repairing the damaged well is a daunting task.