California Risks Two Weeks of Blackouts Without Sempra Gas Field

April 5, 2016 8:19 PM

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Millions of Californians might face blackouts this summer unless energy providers take steps including removing natural gas from the Sempra Energy storage site, which was closed after a historic leak.

Without tapping the site, power plants may not have enough access to natural gas on as many as 14 days to produce electricity in Southern California during certain peak-use times, according to a draft report issued Tuesday by agencies including the California Energy Commission, the California Public...

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