February 09, 2018

SoCalGas Will Join Assemblymember Mike Gipson on Tour of Innovative Natural Gas Pipeline Improvement Project in the L.A. Gateway Area


Project uses cutting-edge trenchless construction methods to reduce environmental impacts, enhances public safety and energy reliability in Los Angeles Harbor and South Bay areas


WHAT: Representatives from SoCalGas will join Assemblymember Mike Gibson to observe a 3,000-foot natural gas pipeline being installed along 190th street in Gardena. The large pipeline will be lifted in the air by cranes and carefully placed into the ground. SoCalGas is using an innovative, trenchless construction technique to reduce impacts to traffic and the environment. The installation marks a major milestone for a $17 million pipeline modernization project along 190th Street between South Vermont Avenue and South Figueroa Street near the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110).

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 9-10 a.m. Please note: B-roll opportunity of pipeline being lifted begins at 9 a.m. Assemblymember Gipson and a representative from SoCalGas will address the media between 9:45-10 a.m.

WHO: The following representatives will be available for interviews:  

  • Mike A. Gipson, Assemblymember, 64th District

  • Faviola Ochoa, regional public affairs manager for SoCalGas

  • Rick Phillips, senior director, Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan for SoCalGas

WHERE: Corner of 190th Street and South Hamilton Street Gardena, CA 90248

Note: 190th Street will be closed between Vermont Avenue and the 110 freeway. Driving southbound on Interstate 110, exit at 190th Street. Flagmen will direct your vehicle to parking. 


Contact Info

Vanessa Skillman | SoCalGas | 213-670-3844 | [email protected] | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | www.socalgas.com/newsroom | @SoCalGasNews