SoCalGas Fined $2.25 Million for Failure to Maintain CP Systems

Los Angeles Daily News, May 18, 2016

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been fine $2.25 million by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for failure to adequately maintain equipment in its natural gas transmission system that underlies a large portion of Los Angeles. Specifically, the agency found that SoCalGas neglected to fix 125 of its “cathodic protection packages” between 2011 and 2015; 45 of which, were out of service for more than two years. A spokesman for SoCalGas says the company "has taken responsibility ... to address the issue by actively implementing system-wide corrective actions," and "will continue to work diligently to address all required remediation.” 


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