Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Southern California Gas Company
Current Parent Company: 
Sempra Energy
Penalty: 
$119,500,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
August 8, 2018
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General, along with the California Air Resources Board, the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the County of Los Angeles announced a $119.5 million settlement with the Southern California Gas Company over the natural gas leak from a ruptured well at its Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Porter Ranch, California. Discovered on October 23, 2015, the leak caused natural gas to flow into the air for several months, releasing up to 109,000 metric tons of methane into the environment before the well was sealed in February 2016.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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