Southern California Gas Company has announced its completion of a five-year, $100 million project to modernize 13 miles of three high-pressure natural gas pipelines to enhance safety and reliability for nearly 375,000 residential and commercial gas customers throughout the South Bay.
Senior Director of the Safety Enhancement Plan says the natural gas system pipelines are the arteries that keep affordable and clean energy flowing across the community in areas such as Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hawthorne to name a few.
The pipeline replacement project is part of SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which is a multi-billion dollar program that tests and updates the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in Southern California. They also upgraded 20 valves along the project’s route. SocalGas invests in modernizing its natural gas system to deliver reliable energy while keeping bills affordable for customers.
From 2011 to 2016, the company invested nearly $6 billion to upgrade and modernize its natural gas system and had the second lowest average bills in the nation among gas utilities.