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A well in a natural gas storage facility in the City of Los Angeles (the Porter Ranch neighborhood) began leaking on October 23. Many state agencies – including the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources – are overseeing efforts by the Southern California Gas Company (SCG) and its contractors to halt the leak.


We have already begun an investigation into what happened and will be taking all appropriate enforcement actions. 3 Our investigation is a broad and in-depth assessment of the So Cal Gas actions before and after the well failure; including public notification and issues relating to the So Cal Gas operation and maintenance of the gas storage facility in general. We, along with DOGGR, are focusing our investigation on the historical operation and mechanical condition of the well to determine the cause of the well failure and the subsequent natural gas leak. Both of our agencies will be utilizing an independent third party to perform a technical root cause analysis of the well failure. Those findings will also be available to the public. The third party is being jointly selected by the agencies. I expect to notify So Cal Gas of the selection by the end of the day tomorrow.


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Project Name Aliso Blowout
Project Description Shut down the Aliso Canyon gas blowout and find out how this was allowed to happen.
Project Founder Ray Lutz
Project Curator Ray Lutz
Project Type Issue Oversight
Project Parents
Related Keywords California Public Utilities Commission, Energy Policy
Project Status Active
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CaliforniaStorageFields.JPGJPG CaliforniaStorageFields.JPG manage 115 K 13 Feb 2016 - 01:35 Raymond Lutz Map of gas storage facilities in California
CommunitiesAffected-lacityp_032253-1068x640.jpgjpg CommunitiesAffected-lacityp_032253-1068x640.jpg manage 330 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:16 Raymond Lutz Affected Communities
PublicMeetingOnAlisoBlowout_23780403584_44f4ef3067_k.jpgjpg PublicMeetingOnAlisoBlowout_23780403584_44f4ef3067_k.jpg manage 56 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:19 Raymond Lutz Public meeting on Aliso Blowout in Porter Ranch
aliso-canyon-gas-leak-map1.jpgjpg aliso-canyon-gas-leak-map1.jpg manage 55 K 13 Feb 2016 - 01:59 Raymond Lutz Map showing location and region of Aliso Blowout
gas_mask_protestors.jpgjpg gas_mask_protestors.jpg manage 23 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:22 Raymond Lutz Residents speak loudly with Gas masks
infrared-Screen-Shot-2015-12-23-at-2.16.10-PM-750x424.pngpng infrared-Screen-Shot-2015-12-23-at-2.16.10-PM-750x424.png manage 674 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:17 Raymond Lutz Infrared image of invisible methane gas discharge
plan_to_seal_the_blowout.jpgjpg plan_to_seal_the_blowout.jpg manage 726 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:18 Raymond Lutz Plan to seal the blowout
protestor_signs_rtx1wqka-e1451328286862.jpgjpg protestor_signs_rtx1wqka-e1451328286862.jpg manage 256 K 13 Feb 2016 - 02:23 Raymond Lutz Protestor Signs
Topic revision: r5 - 12 Mar 2018, RaymondLutz
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