Aliso Canyon

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SoCal Gas agrees to $119.5-million settlement for Aliso Canyon methane leak — biggest in U.S. history

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 1:21pm

State and local officials on Wednesday announced a tentative settlement in lawsuits filed against Southern California Gas Co. over the biggest methane leak in U.S. history.

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Key witness to toxic gas at Aliso Canyon expected to tell her story after months of SoCal Gas’ efforts to block testimony

Published: 
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:45pm

After nearly three years since the largest gas blowout in U.S.history, residents of Porter Ranch still worry whether their health will be compromised five, 10 or 20 years down the road after breathing in not just methane gas, but an array of toxic, often cancer-causing chemicals spewed from an underground gas storage facility in and around their suburban neighborhood.

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Will Aliso Canyon open again? Feinstein backs bill to keep it closed – for now

Published: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 (All day)

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined.

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Gas company warned of possible well failure when it sought a rate hike in 2014

Published: 
Thu, 03/24/2016 (All day)

In 2014, Southern California Gas Co. asked state officials for a rate hike to pay for an ambitious, "highly proactive" safety program to test all 229 of its active natural gas injection wells "before they result in unsafe conditions."