SoCalGas Arraigned in Los Angeles for Aliso Canyon Leak

Southern California Gas Co. attorneys on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to four criminal charges concerning the natural gas storage well leak near a Los Angeles neighborhood that forced thousands of residents from their homes.

February 17, 2016

Air Pollution Regulators Sue SoCalGas Claiming ‘Negligence’

Regional air quality regulators on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court in Los Angeles against Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), alleging negligence by the nation’s largest gas-only utility in the handling of a three-month-old leaking natural gas storage well.

January 27, 2016

Air Regulators Order SoCal Leaking Storage Well Closed Permanently

A South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) hearing board last Saturday ordered the permanent closure and other steps related to Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) leaking natural gas storage well (see Daily GPI,Jan. 19).

January 26, 2016
First California Legislative Hearing Examines SoCalGas Storage Well Leak

First California Legislative Hearing Examines SoCalGas Storage Well Leak

Concerns about the lack of contingency plans for outages in major natural gas infrastructure were aired Thursday at the California legislature’s first hearing in response to the three-month-old leak in a gas well at Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon underground storage facility in the Santa Susana Mountains.

January 25, 2016

Post-SoCalGas Storage Well Leak, EDF Advocates Rethinking NatGas Role

The prolonged leak of a well at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage field has left the industry, state regulators and the multi-billion-dollar Sempra Energy utility in the cross-hairs of climate change activists like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), whose representatives on Friday called for a re-evaluation of the future role of natural gas in the nation’s energy mix.

January 11, 2016

Eastern NatGas Cash Up; SoCal Storage Leak Sparks CA Price Decoupling

Buyers weren’t taking any chances Friday in acquiring supplies of weekend and Monday gas. Weather forecasts called for a frosty start to the week, and in major eastern markets restrictions helped boost prices by close to $1.

January 8, 2016

Transportation Notes

Withdrawal capacity at the Aliso Canyon storage field of Southern California Gas has decreased by 750 MMcf/d through June 30 due to maintenance on the facility’s #2 dehydration unit.

April 6, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas said Friday the loss of 300 MMcf/d of storage injection capacity due to emergency turbine repairs at its Aliso Canyon facility had ended as expected.

December 7, 2009

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) did not extend a high-linepack OFO beyond Tuesday. An initial assessment of the Aliso Canyon storage facility, which was shut down Monday due to a wildfire threat (see Daily GPI, Oct. 14a), indicates no damage to any major structures, SoCalGas said, adding, “It is not known, at this time, when the facility will be back in service.”

October 15, 2008

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas lost 300 MMcf/d of injection capacity at its Aliso Canyon storage facility due to maintenance that began Tuesday. The work is expected to continue through March 14.

January 9, 2008
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