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Obama announces new Los Angeles-based manufacturing hub

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less waste. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 “manufacturing hubs” that President ...

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Company ordered to stop cleaning LA homes near gas leak

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials concerned that protocols are not being followed ordered Southern California Gas Co. to stop cleaning homes of residents forced to leave because of a gas leak near their Los Angeles neighborhood. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered the halt Sunday after concluding the utility’s contractor was not properly trained or equipped ...

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Thousands of families in limbo after natural gas blowout

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. The escape of tons of natural gas from under a Los Angeles neighborhood is taking months to stop because of pressure from the leak. The leak at Porter Ranch started in October, and likely won’t be fixed for at least two more months. Officials have relocated several thousand residents who said the stench made them sick. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been two months since a blown-out natural gas well was capped and officials spoke of thousands of uprooted families returning to their normal lives. But nearly half of the 8,000 families who left home at some point have yet to return, many still worried about the possibility of another leak and potential health hazards from ...

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Gas storage field closed by leak could open by summer’s end

Gas storage field closed by leak could open by summer's end

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. said Thursday that a huge natural gas storage field closed by a monthslong leak should reopen by late summer. The utility laid out a framework for safety testing on wells in the Aliso Canyon storage field near Los Angeles. The underground reservoir hasn’t received new supplies since the leak was discovered ...

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Gas company cleans up parks near Los Angeles gas leak site

Gas company cleans up parks near L.A. gas leak site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Gas Co. says it’s finished cleaning four Los Angeles parks where brown spots were found that may be oily residue from a massive gas leak. The utility announced Saturday that cleanup work was completed for parks near the site of an underground well that spewed natural gas into the air for months. The leak ...

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California disaster top methane release in US history

Study: California leak was top methane release in US history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A natural gas leak that sickened Los Angeles residents and forced thousands from their homes was the largest known release of climate-changing methane in U.S. history, scientists reported Thursday. The 16-week blowout from a well at a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility spewed 107,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to a study ...

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Official: Massive LA-area gas leak could be capped in a week

Official: Massive LA-area gas leak could be capped in a week

LOS ANGELES — A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap a massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week. The final phase to intercept the ruptured Southern California Gas Co. well is expected to begin Monday, said Wade Crowfoot, an adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown. If all goes according to plan, it should to take ...

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Gas company pinpoints well spewing noxious odor over LA

Gas company pinpoints well spewing noxious odor over LA

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Gas Co. officials say they have pinpointed the specific well that for weeks has spewed noxious odors into an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood, prompting thousands of people to leave their homes over the holidays. The utility company said Sunday it found the natural gas well, out of 115 in the area, with the use of a ...

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Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

LOS ANGELES  — The luxury electric car market may be small, but it’s lucrative enough to get another jolt — this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos. The startup’s name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a ...

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U.S. gas price trough continues, down 10.5 cents a gallon

NEW YORK – The average price of gasoline in the United States fell another 10.5 cents, with consumers poised to save nearly a dollar a gallon at the pump compared with a year ago, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Bigger U.S. oil inventories and a strengthening U.S. dollar means “the price crash has resumed,” survey publisher Trilby ...

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