January 7, 1988 |
If Southern California Gas was caught with its pants down when it couldn't deliver enough natural gas to meet demand and was forced to cut off more than 800 industrial customers last week, it appears that some of those customers were similarly exposed. About 30 turned out to be lacking the backup fuel systems they claimed to have--a claim that entitles customers to lower rates from the gas company.
January 1, 1988 |
December's persistent cold weather and the prospect of a frosty January prompted Southern California Gas Co. on Thursday to announce that it will halt delivering gas, effective Monday noon, to 800 industrial and commercial customers that have other energy sources. At the same time, utility executives warned residential customers to expect hefty increases in their monthly fuel bills. Residential rates rise rapidly once customers start using more gas than the "normal seasonal" amount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1989
The South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted a policy Friday that would ban the burning of oil by electric utilities in Southern California after 1996. The policy extends the oil-burning ban to commercial uses after 1997. The unanimous vote formalizes a key part of the district's controversial air quality management plan, a sweeping proposal to generally replace fossil fuels with clean-burning fuels in the region by the late 1990s.
October 18, 1989 |
Southern California Gas Co. will cut natural gas deliveries by more than two-thirds to electrical utilities starting Nov. 1 to save enough gas to cover demand from homes and small businesses during cold-weather months, gas company officials said Tuesday. The gas company will cut deliveries to Southern California Edison Co., the Department of Water and Power, the Imperial Irrigation District and the cities of Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale, said gas company spokesman Ralph A. Cohen.