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SoCalGas Reaches New Milestone with Natural Gas Capture System

October 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced it has achieved a new milestone with its natural gas capture system, conserving a total of more than 2.5 million cubic feet of natural gas—the equivalent to what more than 12,500 homes use each day on average in the U.S.—since first deploying the technique in August 2016.

When crews perform work on a pipeline, some natural gas inside the pipe must be released for safety. Instead of being released into the atmosphere, the natural gas is captured, compressed and reinjected back into the utility’s pipeline system for use by SoCalGas customers.

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