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Sempra Records Liabilities for Aliso Natural Gas Storage

Sempra Records Liabilities for Aliso Natural Gas Storage

Sempra Energy has revealed a one-time $72 million charge for litigation related to the 2015-16 methane leak at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon Storage Field.

May 11, 2020

Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Burn Limits Made Permanent by FERC

FERC has authorized the California grid operator to make permanent its four-year-old natural gas maximum burn constraint to avoid future shortages from continuing limits on the state’s largest gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon.

January 6, 2020

No Significant Damage Reported at Aliso Canyon after Wildfire

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility emerged unscathed from a fast moving wildfire that started last week and has consumed nearly 8,000 acres on the northern edge of Los Angeles.

October 14, 2019

Aliso Natural Gas Storage Leak Said Caused by Water-Induced Corrosion

The largest methane leak ever at a Southern California underground natural gas storage facility in 2015-16 was caused by preventable groundwater-induced microbial corrosion on a seven-inch storage well casing, a final root cause analysis has indicated.

May 20, 2019

SoCalGas to Pay $119.5M in Aliso Canyon Settlement

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has approved a settlement for Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) to pay $119.5 million for the adverse consequences of the nation’s largest-ever methane leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas underground storage facility.

February 28, 2019
Winter Preview Part 3: Pipe, Storage Issues Could Send West Coast NatGas Markets into Uncharted Territory

Winter Preview Part 3: Pipe, Storage Issues Could Send West Coast NatGas Markets into Uncharted Territory

*Part 3 of 3. Historically low storage inventories are doing battle withsurging unconventional output — raisingthe stakes and uncertainty for bears and bulls heading into the winter. This series lays out a roadmap for what could influence natural gas markets during the upcoming Winter 2018/19 heating season. Part 1 looked at markets in the East and Midwest. Part 2examined the South Central region.

November 5, 2018

ALJ Finds Continuous Service at Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) next month will consider legally declaring that the 86 Bcf capacity Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility has maintained continuous service even in the wake of the nation’s worst methane leak, which occurred there three years ago.

August 29, 2018

SoCalGas Reaches $119.5M Aliso Canyon Settlement

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) on Wednesday agreed to a proposed $119.5 million settlement to resolve state and local complaints regarding the 2015-16 natural gas storage leak at the Aliso Canyon underground field north of Los Angeles.

August 9, 2018

Porter Ranch Residents Concerned about Aliso Canyon Benzene Levels

Claims about unhealthy levels of benzene that were reported in and around the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage field swirled through a Porter Ranch community meeting last Wednesday as some residents seek to shut the facility down permanently.

July 16, 2018

California Unveils Final Natural Gas Storage Rules

California has finalized regulations for underground natural gas storage that take effect Oct. 1 aimed at public health and safety nearly three years after the four-month-long methane leak at Aliso Canyon, the state’s largest storage facility.

July 3, 2018
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