SoCalGas and CR&R Environmental Announce Construction of Pipeline to Provide Carbon-Neutral Renewable Natural Gas

By PR Newswire, via Yahoo Finance.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental today announced they broke ground on construction of an eight-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time.

The connecting pipeline, funded by CR&R Environmental, will reach approximately 1.4 miles from an existing SoCalGas pipeline to a new CR&R anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California slated to be complete this spring. Renewable natural gas from the digestion facility will be designated specifically to power CR&R's fleet of approximately 900 waste hauling trucks.

"Bringing renewable gas into our pipeline system is a big step forward for SoCalGas and for California," said Lisa Alexander, SoCalGas' vice president, customer solutions and communications.  "Using our pipeline infrastructure to distribute this carbon-neutral fuel will help to slow climate change and meet state goals for increasing use of renewable fuels. We see this de-carbonization of our pipeline system as the way of the future."

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