SoCal Gas to Pay $119.5 Million for Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

The settlement closes another chapter in the saga of the methane leak that caused an evacuation of a corner of Los Angeles from October 2015 to February 2016.
August 10, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Southern California Gas Co. will pay out $119.5 million under the terms of a settlement disclosed Wednesday, covering claims lodged against the company over the 2015 gas leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas facility near Porter Ranch [in Los Angeles]," reports Steve Scauzillo.

"The leak, which was traced back to Oct. 23, 2015, and wasn’t capped until the following February, led to numerous complaints of illness and the displacement of 20,000 residents from their homes in an ordeal that spewed 109,000 metric tons of methane into the air over four months," explains Scauzillo.

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Published on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Los Angeles Daily News
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