Aliso Canyon

California Regulators Extend Aliso Canyon Investigation Another Year

California Regulators Extend Aliso Canyon Investigation Another Year

Pointing to the complexity of issues, California regulators on Thursday extended until late 2021 their investigation of Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) role in the nation’s largest ever methane leak at the Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage facility in 2015-16. Under state law, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has 12 months to complete…

June 29, 2020

SoCal Faces Winter Supply Uncertainty With Pipeline Outages, As Prices Spike

With three natural gas transmission pipelines down and Aliso Canyon underground gas storage operations limited, an updated assessment of winter energy supplies issued Tuesday indicated the Southern California region faces greater uncertainty than a year ago, with gas curtailments to large industrial users more likely.

November 29, 2017

Pressure Buildup Forces SoCalGas to Shut In One-Third of Active Aliso Canyon Injection Wells

During the first two weeks that Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) began reinjection operations at its troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the company discovered a gradual pressure buildup at 13 of the 39 injection wells that had been brought back online.

September 12, 2017

California Prepares For Winter Without Largest Gas Storage Facility

California’s grid operator has scheduled a stakeholders conference call for Thursday to discuss the draft proposed tariff for implementing the second phase of the state’s natural gas-electric coordination plans assuming continued closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field.

October 5, 2016
SoCal Winter Contingency Plans Include Sempra LNG From North Baja

SoCal Winter Contingency Plans Include Sempra LNG From North Baja

Imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and increased in-state production, are among the possible substitutes during the coming winter for the continued limitations at California’s largest gas storage facility.

August 24, 2016
Freeport-McMoRan Reactivates Los Angeles Wellsite to Extract Natural Gas

Freeport-McMoRan Reactivates Los Angeles Wellsite to Extract Natural Gas

Fresh from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage leak, Los Angeles now is contending with continuing concerns about a Freeport McMoRan Inc. (FCX) wellsite that has been reactivated adjacent to a environmental studies magnet school southwest of downtown.

March 9, 2016