November 2019, Vol. 246, No. 11


Winter Is Coming, And the Gas Storage Outlook Appears Secure

By Richard Nemec, Contributing Editor      As rhythm and blues singer Richard “Dimples” Fields matter-of-factly proclaimed in the 1980s, “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.”  For the natural gas storage industry, that succinctly summarizes its last five years following the global oil and gas price declines.  While underground stored supplies have carried the industry through some severe regional cold snaps, controversy and questions about storage arose in late 2015 during a four-month methane leak from a compromised storage well at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon facility at the northern edge of Los Angeles. It was the largest gas le

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