July 10, 1992 |
Southern California Gas Co. said Thursday that it will close four of its nine administrative headquarters by the end of 1993, eliminating 158 jobs as part of an ongoing cost-cutting program. The announcement drew immediate criticism from officials of SoCal Gas' largest labor union, which has blasted the company's reorganization as detrimental to employees and consumers. The company said regional offices in Visalia, Tujunga, Santa Barbara and San Dimas will be shut by the end of 1993.
March 14, 1985 |
In the first sign that deregulation of natural gas prices can reduce rates at the wellhead, Southern California Gas Co. reported Wednesday that it will pay $100 million less than expected in the year starting May 1. As a result, the company said in a filing with the state Public Utilities Commission, the rates it charges its 4 million Southland customers will remain stable. Those rates, which dipped modestly Jan.
January 29, 2009 |
Southern California Gas Co. and the union representing its workers are running out of negotiating time on a labor contract that expires this weekend. A strike could begin as early as midnight Saturday against the company that serves more than 20.3 million consumers in Southern California. On Sunday, Local 132 of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, asked its members for an authorization vote that would give the union the right to call a walkout if negotiations fail.
August 16, 1988 |
Southern California Gas, blaming unusually high demand for natural gas by the region's electricity generators, will sharply cut gas deliveries to Southern California Edison and other electric utilities as of 6 a.m. today to conserve gas for winter. The curtailment will force the utilities to burn oil to power their generators, roughly doubling the air pollution contributed by electric utilities at the peak of Southern California's smog season.
March 7, 1985
Robert M. McIntyre, president of Southern California Gas Co., will become the utility's chairman and chief executive when chairman John C. Abram retires Oct. 1 at age 65. McIntyre, 61, who joined the gas company as a salesman in 1952, has been in line for the top job since his appointment as president in 1980. Abram's retirement completes a career at the company spanning 34 years. He began as an industrial gas engineer in 1951 and assumed the chairmanship in 1981.
March 21, 1993 |
To help low-income customers conserve energy and save money, the Southern California Gas Co. has launched a program to insulate and repair homes in South and South-Central Los Angeles. The program will include the repair of cracked doors and windows, insulation of attics, and installation of weatherstripping, low-flow shower heads and water-heater blankets, said Darryl Miller, a manager for the Gas Co.