Will Aliso Canyon reopen?

Will Aliso Canyon reopen?

On July 19, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)​ announced that the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County could reopen at greatly reduced capacity.

What is the Aliso Canyon withdrawal protocol?

Per the CPUC, withdrawals of natural gas from Aliso Canyon wells that have passed the required CalGEM tests are allowed when demand exceeds the supply available using the non-Aliso storage fields. These withdrawals must be in compliance with the Aliso Canyon Withdraw Protocol.

What is calgem doing to investigate the Aliso Canyon well failure?

CalGEM and the CPUC are conducting parallel root-cause analyses of the well failure at Aliso Canyon. Those will follow an independent root-cause analysis by Blade Energy Partners that CalGEM and the CPUC directed SoCalGas to conduct (see below for those findings).