January 16, 2018

SoCalGas Completes Major Project to Modernize Natural Gas Pipeline

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) recently completed a three-year, $83 million project, to modernize a major natural gas pipeline along a well-traveled section of Sepulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles. 

The project, which began in August 2014 and was completed one month ahead of schedule, is part of SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a program that involves testing and updating the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in Southern California.  The PSEP program was established to improve the integrity of pipelines, enhance overall public safety and maintain reliable service to residential customers and businesses throughout Southern California. 

Since the PSEP program began in 2013, SoCalGas has conducted hydrotests on 87 miles of pipeline, installed 64 miles of new pipe, and installed or upgraded 114 valves throughout its service territory. SoCalGas’ five-year capital plan includes $6 billion in infrastructure investments, including approximately $1.2 billion this year for improvements to distribution, transmission and storage systems, and pipeline safety. 

San Diego Gas & Electric, another Sempra Energy regulated utility, has also implemented its own Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan