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Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says

Published: 
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:25pm

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, which was shut down after a massive leak forced thousands to flee their homes, can reopen at a reduced capacity, state officials said Wednesday.

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Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

Published: 
Mon, 04/11/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

State officials warn that Southern California could face as many as 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer because of depleted reserves of natural gas caused by the massive leak in Aliso Canyon.

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How can gas company offset emissions from the Aliso Canyon leak? Regulators offer a plan

Published: 
Mon, 03/28/2016 (All day)

To offset greenhouse gas emissions from the massive Porter Ranch leak, Southern California Gas Co. could pay to plug abandoned wells, install methane-gobbling digesters at dairy farms and help people buy more efficient furnaces and water heaters, state regulators say.

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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."

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New Tools Pinpoint Natural Gas Leaks, Maximizing a Fuel’s Green Qualities

Published: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:26am
Category: 
Energy

Natural gas is hailed as green and safe, but its environmental benefits and ability to temper climate change are reduced by its tendency to leak into the air undetected.