March 1, 1991 |
Compressed natural gas--something of a sleeper in the ranks of alternative fuels for vehicles--will get a test drive in the Los Angeles area. Unocal Corp. and Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that they will sell the fuel--called CNG--to the public from two Unocal service stations. The sites will be announced by the end of the year. Natural gas has long been studied by energy companies and environmental groups--and promoted by the U.S.
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.
July 7, 1989 |
The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday made it easier for electrical utilities to obtain cleaner burning natural gas to make electricity during peak smog months, which should ease air quality problems that result when utilities are forced to burn oil, the PUC said. In a 5-0 vote in San Francisco, the commission relaxed a rule that had prohibited Southern California Gas Co. from earmarking natural gas stored in its vast underground fields for electrical utilities.
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.
January 19, 1988 |
Southern California Gas Co., declaring that it has replenished its natural-gas storage reservoirs to adequate levels, said it restored service Monday to more than 800 industrial customers that had been cut off Jan. 4 because of a gas shortage. The gas company said it continues to curtail most deliveries to its biggest customers, six electric utilities in the region. Those utilities have been forced to use fuel oil instead of natural gas to power their boilers since Dec. 17.