Thursday, July 18, 2013

Southern California Gas Company Participating in Methane Emissions Study with Washington State University in Arcadia

During the week of July 22, 2013, a Washington State University research team, accompanied by representatives of Southern California Gas Company (So Cal Gas), will conduct field visits throughout various locations in Arcadia.  The field visits will be for the purpose of studying methane emissions from facilities and/or natural gas distribution pipelines.  Similar studies are also scheduled to take place in the cities of Claremont, Covina, and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in Altadena.

The study is being conducted by Washington State University's (WSU) Laboratory for Atmospheric Research.  The research team carefully selected numerous sites in various regions around the country that meet specific criteria in order to ensure that the dataset will be as comprehensive and representative for national scaling as possible.

So Cal Gas does not expect any disruption or inconvenience from the testing/site visits.  The team will set up portable equipment for short durations (20-30 minutes +/- setup and tear down) generally on private property or parkways.  Also, there will be a So Cal Gas employee on site at all times with the research team.

This information is provided as a courtesy should you see WSU and So Cal Gas teams in your neighborhood.  This message was adapted from a WSU Press Release and information provided by So Cal Gas.

Always remember to never allow unknown persons access to your home or property unless you have verified their purpose and identity.

Uniformed service employees will gladly provide identification, company contact information, and should have an obviously marked vehicle.  If you have not called for service, or you have any doubt, call the police.  Our dispatch can be reached at 626.574.5123. 

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