SCV News: Aliso Canyon Gas Capacity Increase Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted 4-0 to approve an increase in the capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to 41.16 billion cubic feet.

The decision was made after 100,000 metric tons of methane were emitted into the atmosphere in 2015 and a $1.8 billion settlement was reached this year.

Commissioner Guzman Aceves presented the approved plan, which differed from another proposal by administrative law judge Zhen Zhang capping storage to 68.8 billion cubic feet, which was shared with commissioners in October.

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