Technology - Leak Detection

Drones Are Commercial, But Just Barely

New government regulations help but still tie down the midstream’s potential uses of drones.


US President Expected To Sign Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill

Likely reauthorization of pipeline safety bill will strengthen the U.S. transportation department’s hand and make the regulatory process more transparent.


Preparing For EPA’s New Methane Regulations

EPA’s new emissions rule requires midstream operators to be prepared by Aug. 2, legal experts warn.


SoCalGas Relocates Residents Affected By Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

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.

Erin Pedigo

California Regulators Confirm Aliso Canyon Well Is Permanently Sealed

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. 

Erin Pedigo

Update: SoCalGas Pleads Not Guilty Over Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

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.

Erin Pedigo

SoCalGas: First Relief Well For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak is Progressing

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.

Erin Pedigo

First Wrongful Death Suit Seeks Damages From SoCalGas Related To Methane Leak

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.

Erin Pedigo

Regulators Cancel Plan To Burn Methane Leaking From Aliso Canyon Storage Area

 Additional monitoring and reporting requirements would still be required. SoCal Gas would be required to withdraw gas reserves as quickly as possible while maintaining reliable supplies for customers, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo

Experts Question Safety Of Plan To Burn Methane From Southern California Leak

Hearing board of South Coast Air Quality Management District scheduled a fourth meeting for Jan. 23 to take more testimony on plan to siphon off and incinerate methane, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo

California Regulators Consider Measures To Curb Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

At one point, California Air Resources Board estimated gas was escaping at rate of 58 tonnes per hour, accounting for roughly one-fourth of all methane emissions throughout the state, Reuters reported.

Erin Pedigo

No Injuries Reported After Explosion At Anadarko Petroleum Gas Plant

Construction crews were working on expansions to the West Texas gas processing plant but what caused the blast is still unknown.

Darren Barbee