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California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

Because Southern California Gas, a unit of Sempra Energy, had failed to investigate and analyze leaks since the 1970s, the consequences of such corrosion were not understood, leading to the 2015 incident, the report found. The report was commissioned by two state regulatory agencies, the California Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, and conducted by a third party, Blade Energy Partners. More than 60 casing leaks occurred since the 1970s at the Al...
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Official ‘root cause’ of massive 2015 Porter Ranch gas leak is revealed

The Southern California Gas Co. did not conduct detailed follow-up inspections or analyses after dozens of previous gas leaks at its Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above Porter Ranch, ultimately leading to the 2015 rupture of a well casing that was degraded by corrosion from contact with groundwater, causing a massive gas leak that forced thousands of people to flee their homes, state regulators announced Friday. That rupture caused more than 100,000 tons of methane to spew into the ...
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Trump wants a goth brutalist border wall with black spikes (no, really)

Donald Trump reportedly wants his 'Border Wall' painted black and with spiky spikes. Before Donald Trump became president, he is reported to have spent much of his time reviewing color swatches for hotel carpeting and the like, according to one of the writers who worked closely with him in decades gone by. Swatches of velour for lobby seating was more in his comfort zone, the writer says. I hear echoes of this character oddity in today's report on Trump's seeming obsession with the goth bruta...
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Trump says Green New Deal 'A hoax like the hoax I just went through,' disses wind energy technology

The guy sure has a knack for compounding the maximum number of lies into one line. President Donald Trump today, while speaking to Sempra Energy employees in Louisiana, referenced the Green New Deal advocated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). He seems to be obsessed and upset by it. “That's a hoax like the hoax I just went through,” said President Trump. “Under that deal, everybody in this room gets fired. All of the thousands of guys and women standing on these buildings gets fired....
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Burned by Russia, Poland Turns to U.S. for Natural Gas and Energy Security

Liquid natural gas producers from Qatar, Norway and the U.S. are in line to deliver enough fuel to keep the lights on in Poland — and to complicate relations between Russia and the U.S.
Tags: News, Russia, European Union, United States, Poland, Natural Gas, Gazprom, Sempra Energy, Cheniere Energy Inc, Russia Poland, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations, Pipelines, Natural Gas and Energy Security, Qatar Norway


ArcLight completes buyout of Sempra Energy’s non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities

ArcLight Capital Partners has closed its previously announced acquisition of Sempra Energy‘s non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities. The transaction was for $328 million in cash. Wells Fargo Securities LLC provided financial advice to Sempra Energy on the transaction while Jones Day provided legal advice. Based in San Diego, Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company. PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that it has comp...
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Who could benefit when biggest utility falls apart?

If there’s one classic line in the controversial movie “Vice,” it probably comes early in the film, when then-Vice President Richard Cheney is portrayed thinking about the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11 as “an opportunity,” rather than a tragedy. So it might be today in California, where tragedies partly of its own making afflict the state’s largest utility, whose chief executive has left the firm just when it says it will declare bankruptcy. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. faces as much as $29 b...
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Solid standards needed for pre-fire power cutoffs

Hotel, restaurant and farm losses have not yet been totted up, but probably measure in the millions of dollars. Grocery stores lost tons of frozen goods that spoiled. Some areas went without water. Patients with home dialysis machines, oxygen tanks and other equipment saw their lives endangered. These were just some consequences when California’s largest utility began what might be the state’s newest form of “blackout blackmail.” They came as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in mid-October shut down p...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, CalFire, Jerry Brown, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Northern California, Nevada City, Southern California Gas Co, Sempra Energy, Butte County, San Fernando Valley


ArcLight to acquire Sempra Energy’s non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities

ArcLight Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Sempra Energy‘s non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities for $332 million in cash. Wells Fargo Securities LLC provided financial advice to Sempra Energy on the transaction. Based in San Diego, Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company. PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that its subsidiary has entered into an agreement to sell its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facil...
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America’s security rests on energy production, not conservation

In the early months of Jimmy Carter’s presidency, he told the American people that the United States was running out of oil and gas. “I realize that many of you have not believed that we really have an energy problem,” he said in an Oval Office address in February 1977. “We must face the fact that the energy shortage is permanent.” Carter gave another Oval Office pep talk in April. “Our nation’s economic and political independence is becoming increasingly vulnerable,” he intoned, “unless profoun...
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Poland signs 20-year deal to buy natural gas from the US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy. Port Arthur LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, and Poland’s state gas company PGNiG issued a joint statement Wednesday announcing the agreement for […]
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Sempra Energy recruits PE exec for new role

Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based energy services holding company, has named Bethany J. Mayer as executive vice president of corporate development and technology. Currently, Mayer is an executive partner at Siris Capital Group LLC. Her new position begins November 26, 2018. PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that Bethany J. Mayer has been named to the newly created position, executive vice president of corporate development and technolog...
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3 years since the Aliso Canyon gas leak, almost half the wells in the storage field near Porter Ranch are shut down

Three years after methane and toxic gases began spewing from an underground storage site in Aliso Canyon, sickening thousands of residents of the Porter Ranch community in northern Los Angeles County, the Gas Co. has removed from operation nearly half its wells after state inspections determined they were no longer safe, according to records obtained by this newspaper. Of the 114 wells used by Southern California Gas for the injection and withdrawal of natural gas that once supplied 11 million S...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Gillespie, Bill, Environmental Defense Fund, Local News, UCS, Cpuc, Sierra Club, Southern California, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon


San Diego considers alternative to SDG&E

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego is considering a plan to create a city-run competitor to SDG&E.Friday, supporters, including Councilmembers Barbara Bry and Chris Ward, held a rally at Civic Plaza. They urged Mayor Kevin Faulconer to back the concept known alternatively as Community Choice Energy and Community Choice Aggregation."Right now, we only can buy our electricity from San Diego Gas and Electric," Bry told 10News. "Competition is a good thing. With Community Choice Energy, consumers will hav...
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In Gov. Jerry Brown’s waning days in office, residents demand closure of SoCal Gas’ Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility

With a few months before Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office, residents of Porter Ranch and neighboring communities rallied once more Thursday, urging the governor to shut down the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field. It was not a new demand for many of the ralliers, but with Brown terming out and a new governor-elect coming in this November, the rally was perhaps among the last chances for activists to call for the shut down under his tenure. That call comes in the waning term of a governor whose...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Chatsworth, Local News, Consumer Watchdog, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, Brown, Los Angeles County, Sempra Energy


Sempra Energy and Boston Scientific jump; PG&E skids

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: USG Corp., up $1.60 to $43.04 The building materials company agreed to be bought by Germany’s Knauf for $7 billion, or $44 a share. Envision Healthcare Corp., up $1.01 to $44.65 Most Read StoriesSeahawks star safety Earl Thomas announces holdout: 'I've earned the […]
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S&P edges higher on gains in bank shares

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 edged higher on Monday, helped by gains in bank shares and utility Sempra Energy, as investors looked past a chaotic G7 meeting over the weekend and focused on a historic U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Can San Diego Ditch the Power Company? Not Without a Fight

San Diego may join a growing trend and become a retailer of electricity, seeking better rates than the local utility and pursuing clean-energy goals.
Tags: News, California, San Diego, Sempra Energy, Prices (Fares, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Electric Light and Power, Fees and Rates, San Diego (Calif, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Ditch the Power Company


Here’s the bill so far for the Aliso Canyon gas leak: Nearly $1 billion – and counting

The Aliso Canyon gas leak has cost Southern California Gas Co. and its parent company nearly $1 billion, and those costs could rise, officials said this week. Sempra Energy said in an earnings report this week that the leak, which was discovered in October 2015, cost the company $913 million. The leak at the facililty was massive, forcing more than 100,000 metric tons of methane into the air above the San Fernando Valley. It forced thousands from their homes in the northern San Fernando Valley b...
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Daughters allege mother’s death related to Aliso Canyon gas leak, sue SoCalGas and Sempra Energy

LOS ANGELES >> The daughters of a longtime Porter Ranch school teacher sued Southern California Gas Co. and Sempra Energy Wednesday, alleging the woman’s death in the spring from cancer was related to the Aliso Canyon methane leak. Jamie Kimmel and Lauren Hoffenberg filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful death, negligence, strict liability for ultrahazardous activities and fraudulent concealment stemming from the May death of 62-year-old Susan Kimmel, who suffered fro...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Cancer, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Local News, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, Kimmel, Southern California Gas Co, Sempra Energy, Los Angeles Superior Court


Aliso Canyon gas leak will be an issue for House, Assembly candidates

Last month, leaders of the drive to elect more Democrats to Congress sent a video ad to about 90,000 Facebook users in the Porter Ranch area of the San Fernando Valley, blasting Rep. Steve Knight’s response to the natural-gas leak that sickened and displaced many residents in 2015 and 2016. At about the same time, a Democrat running against Assemblyman Dante Acosta was raising questions about whether there’s conflict of interest in Acosta co-hosting an event of which the leaky gas field’s cor...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Elections, News, Congress, California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Smith, Department Of Transportation, Brad Sherman, Aliso Canyon


With more than 340 lawsuits filed over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, SoCalGas is counting the cost

A total of 344 lawsuits estimated to cost $841 million are pending against the Southern California Gas Co., all related to the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon two years ago, according to a recent quarterly report released by the utility’s parent company. The number of claims against SoCalGas has swelled to include almost 44,000 plaintiffs as of Oct. 26. That’s nearly 20,000 more compared to the company’s last quarterly report, when the company logged an estimated cost to be $832 million. Most c...
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Francesca's and Apache skid while Herbalife and Fiat rise

NEW YORK (AP) " Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Sempra Energy, up $1.85 to $118.40The natural gas and electricity provider said it will buy power company Oncor for $9.45 billion.Herbalife Ltd., up $6.09... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Fiat, Sempra Energy, Oncor, Francesca, Herbalife, Herbalife Ltd


Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Sempra Energy bids $9.45 billion, topping Buffett offer

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Francesca’s and Apache skid while Herbalife and Fiat rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Sempra Energy, up $1.85 to $118.40 The natural gas and electricity provider said it will buy power company Oncor for $9.45 billion. Herbalife Ltd., up $6.09 to $68.04 Most Read StoriesLook back at our live coverage of the solar eclipse  WATCHYour guide to […]
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Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in blow for Berkshire: Reuters

Sempra Energy said it will buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after Energy Future Holdings Corp, which indirectly owns Oncor, abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. San Diego-based Sempra expects to own about 60 percent of a reorganized Energy Future after the transaction that is valued at $18.8 billion, including Dallas-based Oncor’s debt, it said late on Sunday. The development represents a rare blow for Buffett, who avoids bidding ...
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Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company’s debt. To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy […]
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Sempra Energy bids $9.45 billion, topping Buffett offer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company’s debt. To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy […]
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Sempra Energy beats out Buffett for Oncor in $9.45 billion deal.

Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion after snatching the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
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