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California Utility Tells Customers to Cut Gas Heating as Winter Weather Rolls In

California Utility Tells Customers to Cut Gas Heating as Winter Weather Rolls In

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . Southern California Gas Co., a natural gas utility, issued a “Dial It Down” alert to customers Monday, asking them to limit natural gas use through Thursday while cold weather strikes. SoCal Gas asks customers to voluntarily turn down their thermostats and take shorter showers at various times throughout the winter when […]

Judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen

Judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen

LOS ANGELES—A California appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history. On Friday, L.A. County had been granted a temporary restraining order that would have halted the reopening. But a judge […]

Request to resume gas injections at Aliso Canyon triggers safety review process  

Request to resume gas injections at Aliso Canyon triggers safety review process   

On Nov. 1, Southern California Gas Co. notified state oil and gas officials by letter requesting permission to resume natural gas injections at Aliso Canyon for the first time since the disastrous gas leak that began in late October of 2015. I believe the request is premature. More than a year after the fact, the […]

OhmConnect and Schneider Electric Announce Partnership To Replace Power Plants Affected by Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Closure

OhmConnect and Schneider Electric Announce Partnership To Replace Power Plants Affected by Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Closure

Combination of innovative technologies creates a ‘virtual power plant’ by paying Southern California residents to automatically save energy once per week SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In June, the California Public Utility Commission approved $56.28M in spending for energy solutions to help alleviate grid strain in Southern California Edison (SCE) territory, plus an […]

SoCalGas Releases New Video Demonstrating Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Operational Enhancements

SoCalGas Releases New Video Demonstrating Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Operational Enhancements

Ongoing testing and continuous monitoring provides additional assurance that facility critical to region’s energy reliability will operate safely LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today released a new video demonstrating several operational enhancements and tools to monitor field operations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, including daily […]

SoCalGas Announces New Video Demonstrating Well-Testing Process Being Performed to Safely Bring Aliso Canyon Back Online in Compliance with New Regulations

SoCalGas Announces New Video Demonstrating Well-Testing Process Being Performed to Safely Bring Aliso Canyon Back Online in Compliance with New Regulations

Thorough testing protocol provides assurance that facility critical to region’s energy reliability is safe to operate LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) released a new video today that shows the eight-step Safety Review Testing Regime established by the state’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). The protocol […]

Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

CESA Supports Four Bills That Will Advance Energy Storage Solutions in California SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In light of the massive recent gas leak at Aliso Canyon, the role of energy storage solutions in diversifying the grid’s power resources and increasing electricity reliability has magnified and become more urgent. Four complementary energy […]

Feds freeze offshore CA fracking

Feds freeze offshore CA fracking