The utility, however, said it would not be ready to request state regulatory approval to inject gas into the giant field until it has met all of the requirements of the state's comprehensive safety review.
Southern California gas prices this summer have careened wildly as a result of restrictions on Aliso Canyon storage facility, EIA said.
Colonial Pipeline Co. said on Sept. 14 that a leak in one of its refined products lines spilled about 6,000 barrels of gasoline in Shelby County, Ala.
Statoil, which provides technical service at Kaarstoe, said its own investigation also showed that this was a serious incident, Reuters reported.
New government regulations help but still tie down the midstream’s potential uses of drones.
Likely reauthorization of pipeline safety bill will strengthen the U.S. transportation department’s hand and make the regulatory process more transparent.
EPA’s new emissions rule requires midstream operators to be prepared by Aug. 2, legal experts warn.
SoCalGas' original agreement with the Los Angeles City Attorney, and approved by the courts, called for the relocation program to end 48 hours after the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility was stopped.
Dennis V. Arriola, chairman, president and CEO of SoCalGas, said that the company will partner with state and local agencies to help the local community and impacted residents return to normal.
Los Angeles County prosecutor Jackie Lacey filed charges on Feb. 2, the same day California Attorney General Kamala Harris also sued the company. There are also several private lawsuits, Reuters said.
Controlling the flow of the leaking gas will involve pumping heavy fluids into the target well, and this will begin in the next few days.
Family lawyer said 79-year-old Zelda Rothman, who died Jan. 25, had stage 4 lung cancer and lived about 3 miles from source of methane escaping from Aliso Canyon gas storage field, Reuters reported.