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Coverage of the natural gas leak at SoCalGas Company's Aliso Canyon facility.

May 17, 2019

Report on Largest US Methane Leak Cites Maintenance Failures Before 2015 Blowout

Report on Largest US Methane Leak Cites Maintenance Failures Before 2015 Blowout

An investigation into the cause of the largest-known release of methane in the U.S. faults a California utility for the way it maintained its natural gas storage field before the massive 2015 blowout.

Oct 23, 2017

18 Protesters, Truck Driver Arrested at Aliso Canyon Protest

18 Protesters, Truck Driver Arrested at Aliso Canyon Protest

Eighteen protesters and a truck driver were arrested Monday as dozens of people gathered at the entrance of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, calling for a permanent closure of the...

Jul 31, 2017

Porter Ranch Gas Injections Begin Despite Block Attempt

Porter Ranch Gas Injections Begin Despite Block Attempt

With a state appeals court rejecting Los Angeles County's bid to block renewed operations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, Southern California Gas Co. officials announced Monday it has...

Jul 20, 2017

Porter Ranch Gas Facility Can Reopen

Porter Ranch Gas Facility Can Reopen

The planned reopening of a massive Los Angeles natural gas storage facility that spewed methane for months has only renewed the fight over its future.

May 20, 2017

Regulators Propose Stiff Regulations After Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Regulators Propose Stiff Regulations After Porter Ranch Gas Leak

California oil and gas regulators proposed stiff new regulations Friday for underground gas natural storage facilities after a blowout drove 8,000 families from their Los Angeles homes.

Nov 29, 2016

$4M Settlement in Porter Ranch Gas Leak Angers Residents

$4M Settlement in Porter Ranch Gas Leak Angers Residents

A judge Tuesday approved a settlement between Los Angeles County prosecutors and Southern California Gas Co. to resolve criminal charges stemming from the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility, rejecting...

Nov 2, 2016

SoCal Gas Asks to Resume Operations a Year After Gas Leak

SoCal Gas Asks to Resume Operations a Year After Gas Leak

A utility that owns a natural gas well that spewed uncontrollably and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes a year ago has asked state regulators to resume operations.

Oct 18, 2016

Panel Recommends Safety Upgrades at Gas Fields

Panel Recommends Safety Upgrades at Gas Fields

A federal task force created following the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak near Porter Ranch issued dozens of recommendations Tuesday aimed at bolstering safety at underground gas-storage fields, including design...

May 4, 2016

Cost Estimate of Porter Ranch Gas Leak Hits $665M

Cost Estimate of Porter Ranch Gas Leak Hits $665M

An energy company says expected costs from a massive gas leak near Porter Ranch have ballooned to $665 million.

Apr 12, 2016

Opponents of Reopening Gas Facility Challenge 'Blackout Risk'

Opponents of Reopening Gas Facility Challenge 'Blackout Risk'

Two months after the massive leak from a gas storage facility above Porter Ranch was plugged, the facility's role in the Southland's energy supply has moved front and center in the debate over its reopening.

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Coverage of the natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon facility, which has began Oct. 26, 2015. It has prompted the relocation of more than 2,000 households.