Items Tagged with 'residents'


Los Angeles Urban Drilling Hits Another Roadblock

A Los Angeles zoning official has placed a big stop sign in front of plans by a unit of Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan to add onsite burning equipment for escaping natural gas at its much-maligned urban drilling site near the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Read More

Most Area Residents Stayed Put During SoCal Gas Well Leak

While the headlines and costs of a four-month natural gas storage well leak that ended last month concentrated on nearly 10,000 residents who decided to leave their homes in the upscale Porter Ranch section of the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the majority of residents stayed put in the area of the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage field. Read More

California Examines SoCalGas Injection Practice at Time of Leak Discovery

A top official in California's Department of Conservation (DOC) earlier this week told local news media that an injection practice used by Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) at the time it discovered a natural gas storage well leak last October needs further review by state regulators. It is part of the state's investigation of the prolonged leak, which has displaced thousands of local residents. Read More

Los Angeles Fight Over Urban Drilling Site Heats Up

A fight between local residents and a unit of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Co. has heated up again over plans by the operator to flare associated gas at the site, which is in a working class neighborhood south of downtown Los Angeles near the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The company is waiting for a city of Los Angeles zoning decision on its plans. Read More