Progress Being Made on Damaged Kingsburg, CA Pipeline


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reports that it continues to make progress on its efforts to repair a damaged pipeline in Kingsburg, California. The company is constructing a bypass around the damaged line to avoid natural gas service interruptions while repairs are made.

Crews will continue to work safely around the clock until the bypass and repairs to the line are complete. The timeline to complete the work has not yet been determined. Yesterday evening a third party damaged a natural gas line near 11301 East Conejo Avenue in Kingsburg, CA, resulting in a leak.The area is safe. There have been no injuries. No structures have been impacted. Motorists should

Over the weekend, a third party damaged a natural gas line near 11301 East Conejo Avenue in Kingsburg, CA, resulting in a leak.

SoCalGas reports the area is safe, that there have been no injuries, and no structures have been impacted. The company said motorists should anticipate road closures near the site of the damaged line.

Based on preliminary information, SoCalGas believes the pipeline was damaged by a large farm tractor. To help support operations, natural gas service to three large customers has been temporarily suspended. There are no residential or other commercial customer outages at this time.

SoCalGas urges all customers in areas served by the pipeline to reduce their natural gas use by:

• Lowering their thermostats to 68 degrees or below;
• Waiting a day to use natural gas appliances; and
• Washing clothes in cold water when possible.