Wednesday, August 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES—The Southern California Gas Co. announced Friday that it has safely completed a five-year, $100 million project to modernize 13 miles of three high-pressure natural gas pipelines in the greater Los Angeles area.

The upgraded pipelines pass through Carson, Los Angeles, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, Torrance and other L.A. Gateway area communities.

"Our natural gas system pipelines are the arteries that keep affordable and clean energy flowing to homes, businesses, hospitals, schools, power plants and other critical facilities throughout Southern California," said Rick Phillips, senior director of SoCalGas' Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan. "SoCalGas is committed to modernizing our natural gas system so that we can continue to provide every Southern Californian with the affordable and reliable energy they deserve."

The pipeline replacement project is part of SoCalGas' Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, a multi-billion-dollar program that tests and updates the company's natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

Since the program began in 2013, SoCalGas said it has conducted hydrostatic pressure tests on 94 miles of pipeline, installed 89 miles of new pipe, and installed or upgraded 152 valves to be automatically or remotely controlled.

“This investment in our community's natural gas infrastructure ensures that our residents and businesses will receive safe, reliable natural gas service for home heating and hot water," Carson City Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes said.