As the Southern California Gas Co.’s gas leak near Porter Ranch at the Aliso Canyon Facility continues into its third month, it is becoming more and more clear that the cost to clean up the mess is growing. What is not clear is who is going to cover the cost.
Southern California Gas Co.’s has remained steadfast in suggesting that customers will not be responsible for paying for the most expensive gas leak in the history of the region. However, recent actions by the gas company suggest otherwise.
We have put together a few articles from this week outlining the latest developments in this disaster.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today or visit www.justiceforporterranch.com for more details.
Customers Concerned Over Rising SoCal Gas Bills
Many SoCal Gas customers were shocked when they received their recent statements that saw their bills double, triple, and in some cases, quadruple. Could it be that customers are being tasked with paying for the leak? This KTLA News piece says ratepayers in other parts of the Southland are taking to social media to fight back against increased rates.
SoCal Gas CEO Says Utility Will Pay for Gas Leak
While ratepayers are seeing an increase in their monthly bills, SoCal Gas Co. CEO, Dennis Arriola, insists that SoCal Gas Co. will not pass along repair costs to its customers. Arriola recently met with the editorial board of the Los Angeles News Group to discuss this and other issues.
Were State Utility Regulators Negligent Regarding Concern from SoCal Gas Company?
SoCal Gas Co. raised concerns to state regulators about the potential for a gas leak from their underground storage facility. Their solution called for rate hikes, but regulators decided no action was the best action.