April 2017, Vol. 244, No. 4


SoCalGas Breaks Ground on First Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline

Southern California Gas Co. and CR&R Environmental have started construction of an 8-inch pipeline that will deliver renewable natural gas (RNG) into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time.

The 1.4-mile pipeline will connect an existing SoCalGas pipeline to a new CR&R facility in Perris, CA where an anaerobic digester will produce methane from organic waste. The methane gas will be refined using pollution-free technology, distributed through SoCalGas’ pipeline infrastructure and used to power CR&R’s fleet of approximately 900 waste-hauling trucks.

“We see this de-carbonization of our pipeline system as the way of the future,” said Lisa Alexander, SoCalGas’ vice president, customer solutions and communications.

CR&R expects to finish construction of its Perris facility this spring, and SoCalGas plans to begin accepting RNG into its pipeline system by June.


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