Southern California Gas Co. News

Gas Line Explosion in California Desert Destroys Equipment

Southern California authorities say nobody was hurt when a natural gas line caught fire and exploded, destroying heavy construction equipment in the western Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The San Bernardino Sun reported blast was reported Sunday …

Troubled California Gas Facility Has One Third of Wells Shut Down

The largest gas storage facility in the West halted using a third of the wells pumping methane underground at high pressure just weeks after it resumed operations following a blowout that crippled it for nearly two years. Southern California Gas …

California Gas Facility Resumes Operations Nearly 2 Years After Incident

The biggest gas storage facility in the West resumed operations this week, nearly two years after a blowout led to the nation’s largest-known methane release and drove thousands of families from their Los Angeles homes. Southern California Gas. Co. said …

Judge Refuses to Block California Gas Facility From Reopening

A judge has refused to block a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John …

Government Task Force Will Examine Massive California Natural Gas Leak

A new U.S. government task force will look into the country’s biggest ever accidental release of methane, which occurred over several months in Los Angeles, Calif., hoping to prevent future leaks of the potent greenhouse gas from storage wells, the …

California Court Says Utility Still on Hook for Housing Costs After Leak

A California appeals court has rejected efforts by a utility to stop housing Los Angeles residents driven from their homes by a gas leak that lasted almost four months. The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied a petition by Southern …

Southern California Gas Co. Pleads Innocent in Methane Leak

Southern California Gas Co pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges it waited three days to report a huge methane leak that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes, officials for the company and prosecutors said. …

Los Angeles Residents Displaced by Gas Leak Get More Time to Return Home

Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive, 15-week natural gas leak will have more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged, under an agreement between city officials and Southern California Gas Co. The deal will give …

California Gas Leak Follows Years of Lax Regulation of Aging Storage Wells

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, Calif., utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co., warned …

Plan to Burn off Leaking Methane in California Scrapped

Air quality regulators agreed on Wednesday to scrap a proposal to capture and burn off some of the methane spewing into the air from a subterranean pipeline rupture that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes since …