Air regulators sue SoCal Gas over months-long well leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Regional air regulators sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday, seeking penalties that could surpass $25 million for a monthslong natural gas leak that is blamed for sickening neighbors and has prompted a mass evacuation of a San Fernando Valley neighborhood.

Another Natural-Gas Pipeline for New Jersey, Courtesy of State BPU

The state yesterday cleared the way for another natural-gas pipeline to be built in southern New Jersey, the second one given a green light in little over a month by utility regulators. Like the previous pipeline approved in December, the 30-mile project by New Jersey Natural Gas would cross a portion of the Pinelands.

California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells.

Energy Co-op program offers frack-free gas alternative

Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 1:07 AM Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5:15 PM Short of switching home-heating systems, residential natural-gas customers who are opposed to hydraulic fracturing have few means to express their sentiments in the marketplace.

Another Natural-Gas Power Plant for New Jersey, Courtesy of Genesis Power

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New Jersey may be getting another natural-gas-fired power plant thanks to a project that would be built in Hillsborough Township, if it can obtain the necessary approvals. The $1 billion project would be big enough to supply power to 700,000 homes during summer months, according to a on the proposed facility, the Amwell Energy Center.

Doctors Publicly Call for Residents to EVACUATE Los Angeles, Chatsworth, Northridge and Granada Hills, CA over Toxic Fumes from Well Leak

Doctors in Los Angeles are urging people exposed to a gas leak from a broken natural gas well, to EVACUATE THE AREA to stop breathing toxic fumes. According to health professionals, hundreds of citizens are suffering severe effects from breathing methane and volatile chemical carbons in gases being released from underground from a cracked natural gas well on the Porter Ranch in the Aliso CCanyon outside of Los Angeles.