Southern California Gas Co. has completed repairs to a pipeline that caused a gas leak last week, county public health officials said Monday.
“Well abandonment operations continue. Ongoing work to repair the well may cause noise and vibrations in the immediate vicinity of the well during the day on Monday, February 4,” officials said. “Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Fire Department-Health Hazardous Materials, and the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources continue to monitor the situation. If you smell gas in this vicinity, please leave the area and dial 9-1-1.”
On Jan. 30, SoCalGas was notified by the South Coast Air Quality Management District about elevated methane readings the agency detected at Via Marina and Marquesas in Marina del Rey, the utility said. SoCalGas inspected the area and identified a small, non-hazardous natural gas leak on one of its distribution pipelines.
The leak on the distribution line is unrelated to an oil and gas well abandonment project being conducted by a nearby hotel operator, according to the utility.
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