Playa Del Rey Community Notifications

Community Notifications are issued when SoCalGas reports a release of materials to state agencies.

Date Details
December 19, 2017
This evening at approximately 4:00 p.m., SoCalGas vented a small amount of natural gas at the Playa del Rey natural gas storage facility.
This activity occurred during routine maintenance as part of the safety process to confirm the integrity of the equipment before returning the field to service to support winter energy demand.
The release did not present a health or safety risk to the community. However, the odor may have been noticeable to people near the facility.
SoCalGas notified the appropriate state and local agencies about the release and about the odor complaints.

More than 10 complaints about area odors in the surrounding area were reported to our customer contact center after the venting occurred.  
We have completed a review of the geographical distribution of representative odor complaint locations.  Based on the mapping data and wind direction, we have determined that the Playa del Rey storage facility was not the source of the odors.  
November 3, 2017 This is to inform you that the open house at SoCalGas’ Playa del Rey storage facility that was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 has been postponed due to security concerns related to comments made online by groups looking to disrupt the event and prevent others from entering facility. We remain committed to hosting an open house to share the progress we have made in implementing many industry leading safety practices at Playa del Rey.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about this critical facility that helps support the reliability of natural gas service to homes and businesses in your community, and our region’s electricity grid.
June 30, 2017
At approximately 3:00pm a small natural gas release from an above ground service line occurred at SoCalGas’ Playa del Rey natural gas storage facility. The release occurred while personnel were performing routine maintenance on an above ground service line and did not involve any underground storage wells or other underground facilities. The release was stopped within 15 minutes and repairs to the service line were completed at approximately 5:30pm. There is no health or safety risk to the community. You are receiving this notification consistent with SoCalGas’ commitment to transparency in our operations.