SoCalGas News

Biggest U.S. Gas Leak Followed Years of Problems, State Says

The worst natural gas leak in U.S. history, which broke out at a Sempra Energy storage field near Los Angeles almost four years ago, was caused by corrosion, according to a report commissioned by California regulators. The rupture of a …

SoCalGas Raises Estimated Cost of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak to $1.07 Billion

Southern California Gas Co raised the estimated cost of the massive leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles between October 2015 and February 2016 to $1.071 billion as of March 31. That is up about …

California Gas Facility Resumes Operations 21 Months After Big Blowout

The biggest gas storage facility in the West resumed operations Monday, 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 it …

California Completes Gas Well Review a Year After Blowout

A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday. The Southern California Gas …

California Families Remain in Limbo 2 Months After Gas Blowout

It’s been two months since a blown-out natural gas well was capped and officials spoke of thousands of uprooted families returning to their normal lives. But nearly half of the 8,000 families who left home at some point have yet …

Gas Leak Drives Residents From Gated Los Angeles Community

Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds. After she went to the emergency room in November vomiting …