Tag: Porter Ranch

Massive SoCalGas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

Massive SoCalGas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

SoCalGas leak plugged, yet to be permanently sealed LOS ANGELES _ A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Los Angeles DA charges SoCalGas with crimes for gas leak

Los Angeles DA charges SoCalGas with crimes for gas leak

SoCalGas facing misdemeanour charges Los Angeles prosecutors filed misdemeanour criminal charges Tuesday against a utility for failing to immediately report a natural gas leak that has been gushing nonstop for nearly 15 weeks. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the charges aren’t a solution to the problem, but Southern California Gas Co. needs to be held […]

By February 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
LA gas leak: California AG joins long list of parties suing SoCalGas

LA gas leak: California AG joins long list of parties suing SoCalGas

LA gas leak has driven thousands from their homes LOS ANGELES _ California’s attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop natural gas leak that has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes and spewed more than 2 million tons of […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oil stranded by California pipeline spill could be trucked out

Oil stranded by California pipeline spill could be trucked out

California pipeline spill near Santa Barbara last May LOS ANGELES _ Eight months ago a ruptured pipeline created the largest California oil spill in 25 years, fouling beaches near Santa Barbara with crude and spreading goo as far as 100 miles away. The beaches reopened last summer, but the fallout is continuing. Santa Barbara County […]

By January 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Utility may have understated health threat from LA gas leak

Utility may have understated health threat from LA gas leak

LA gas leak driven thousands of residents from their homes LOS ANGELES _ The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged Thursday that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis. Southern California Gas Co. […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Porter Ranch massive gas leak requires ‘tricky technical fix’

Porter Ranch massive gas leak requires ‘tricky technical fix’

Southern California Gas Co. has spent $50 million, doesn’t expect Porter Ranch natural gas leak to be contained until March A tricky fix is in the works to plug a massive gas┬áleak from an underground storage well that has sickened residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood Porter Ranch for 11 weeks. Gas┬ácompany workers are drilling […]