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SoCalGas and California government bicker over Aliso Canyon as winter nears

SoCalGas and California government bicker over Aliso Canyon as winter nears

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in Los Angeles County may be back up and running — albeit on a limited basis — but that has not dispelled concerns about reliable supplies.

And with winter fast approaching, two state commissions and Southern California Gas Co., the utility that operates Aliso Canyon, are bickering over the role the facility — home to a massive gas leak two years ago — should play to make sure the heat stays on.

Three weeks ago, the president of the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, and the chairman of the California Energy Commission, or CEC, sent

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