Sempra’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has reached a tentative settlement with California authorities in connection with claims made in 2019 that the utility’s natural gas was “renewable.”

California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced the agreement Monday, in which he called the claims by SoCalGas misleading. 

“The vast majority of natural gas — including a vast majority of the gas distributed by SoCalGas — is not renewable, but rather is derived from fossil fuels,” Bonta noted. 

An investigation found that the utility “made the misleading statements in a wide range of mediums, such as print, electronic media, informative displays, backdrops and promotional swag,” the AG noted. 

The case, filed in Superior Court of California, Alameda...