Officials warn of summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

April 5, 2016 8:19 PM

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State officials warned that California could experience as many as 14 days of blackouts this summer as a result of the massive methane leak in Aliso Canyon.

The Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above Porter Ranch is at one-fifth of its capacity due to a well leak that began in October and was not capped until February. As much as 100,000 metric tons of methane may have leaked into the atmosphere.

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