Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 11 moved to dismiss the overseer of the state’s oil and gas industry, after reports that the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources head was subject to conflicts of interest. Read More

Grid reliability and energy prices appear to be trumping public health concerns in California as regulators deal with the reduced capacity of the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility near Los Angeles, a leaky but critical storage field that has mobilized local residents and environmental groups… Read More

There was “some price volatility” associated with a series of Southern California earthquakes and aftershocks that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, but Southern California gas transmission and distribution systems were largely unaffected. Read More

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a decision at its July 11 meeting that lays the groundwork for Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison to transition millions of customers to a new time-of-use rate structure beginning in October 2020 [A17-12-011 et al., D… Read More

The caricature of the California Forty-Niner is of a wizened, scruffy guy with a catchphrase of “There’s gold in them thar hills.” And indeed there is a new gold rush across California’s hills and plains, where wind turbines and solar panels can be sited in order to extract gold from them th… Read More