Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Southern California Gas Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Sempra Energy
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 13, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Southern California Gas Co. pleaded no contest to a charge of failing to immediately report a gas leak at its Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. Along with the plea it agreed to implement new monitoring systems, making the estimated penalties and costs $4 million.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles County (CA) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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