Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Here’s what you need to know about the Porter Ranch gas leak


By Staff

LOS ANGELES - Nov. 6, 2015 - This morning at 11 a.m., SoCalGas crews and outside experts started the coiled tubing rig operation to attempt to work through an ice blockage inside the 2 7/8-inch tubing pipeline of a natural gas storage well at the Aliso Canyon facility. If the operation is successful, crews will fill the pipeline with brine solution to stop the flow of gas. (Photo by SoCalGas) 
 
The leak of a well at the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that has sickened residents and led to the relocation of hundreds is now nearing its second month. 

Crews are continuing to try to plug the leak, but those efforts could take three to four months, according to officials.

Here are the main facts in one place: 

Southern California Gas Co. officials discovered the gas leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility on Oct. 23. The public wasn’t informed of the leak right away.  MORE