Thursday, April 7, 2016

California Blackouts Up to 14 Days Long Possible This Summer Because of Aliso Canyon Methane Leak, Officials Say

California Blackouts Up to 14 Days Long Possible This Summer Because of Aliso Canyon Methane Leak, Officials Say :

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A massive methane leak in Southern California was expected to have lasting impacts, but a new announcement by energy officials suggests prolonged blackouts – as long as 14 days – could also be coming as temperatures soar this summer.

State agencies studied the effects of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field’s partial shutdown after a natural gas blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for the region. These officials proposed a plan to prevent power outages but concluded they "will reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of gas shortages this summer that are large enough to cause electricity interruptions for the region’s residents and businesses.“

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