Morongo Valley, 29 Palms

Pipeline Inspection Project in San Bernardino County

Natural gas is critical to providing an affordable and reliable energy source for heating and cooking to homes and businesses. We are dedicated to maintaining the safety and integrity of our natural gas pipelines. We routinely perform various pipeline maintenance and safety tasks, including patrolling, inspecting, testing, repairing, and replacing pipelines. Enhancing our system helps us to continue to reliably provide the natural gas service that our customers count on.

We will be in your neighborhood soon to perform an inline inspection (ILI) test on our natural gas pipelines.

Robotic In-Line Inspections

The robotic “PIG” (Pipeline Instrument Gauge) is a method of internally inspecting natural gas pipelines. The PIG measures pipe density while identifying possible anomalies. This test involves digging around the underground pipeline and safely venting or capturing natural gas from the pipeline. Construction will occur at various locations between Morongo Valley and Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County.

Project Details

  • Start Date: January 10, 2022
  • Estimated End Date: April 18, 2022
  • Work Hours: Monday — Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (dates and times subject to change)

What to Expect

  • SoCalGas and its contractors’ trucks and heavy equipment will be in the area.
  • Construction and/or operational noise from equipment and personnel.

You May Notice a Natural Gas Odor

To perform this work safely, the operation may require a controlled release of natural gas. We encourage anyone who has concerns to call us at 1-800-427-2200. We strive to provide continuous natural gas service for our customers while the construction activities are taking place. Your natural gas service should continue without interruption. If that changes, a SoCalGas representative will notify customers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 844-765-9385 or write or contact:

Deborah McGarrey
Public Affairs Manager

Alicia Marin
Community Education & Outreach

*Some persons may not be able to smell the odor because they have a diminished sense of smell, olfactory fatigue (normal, temporary inability to distinguish an odor after prolonged exposure to it), a temporary loss of smell due to COVID-19, or because the odor is being masked or hidden by other odors.