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CURRENT PROJECTS

COMPLETED PROJECTS

NATURAL GAS STORAGE

In late 2015, Southern California experienced one of the worst natural gas leaks in the nation's history. An underground storage facility at Aliso Canyon, the second-largest facility of its kind in the United States, began leaking in October.

The leak was contained in February 2016. An estimated 97,000 tonnes of methane were leaked into the atmosphere.

Because of this incident, the State of California sought more information about Alison Canyon and the other natural gas storage fields in California, and CCST was asked to provide the State with an up-to-date, technical assessment. The report will be delivered to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the California Air Resources Board, and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources within the California Department of Conservation.

Natural Gas Storage

This project will add to a multi-year focus at CCST on issues pertaining to California's energy future and the environmental impact of issues including natural gas production and storage. When completed, the natural gas storage report will include a review of potential health risks and community impacts associated with their operation; fugitive gas emissions; and the linkages between gas storage, California's current and future energy needs, and its greenhouse gas reduction goals..

Updated 3/16/17

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