UCLA is collecting all available data related to chemicals released during the blowout. While the Southern California Gas Company (SCG) is not required to disclose the various chemicals in its gas, UCLA will make every effort to obtain this information.
We will:

  • Request data from Los Angeles (L.A.) County that was previously obtained from Southern California Gas (SCG) during legal proceedings. Los Angeles County has shared this information.
  • Request comprehensive chemical composition data from emissions from the Aliso Canyon facility through agencies that have regulatory oversight over SCG.
  • Seek permission from SCG’s legal counsel to access the relevant chemical data.
  • Review other studies related to natural gas composition that have been shared with L.A. County.
  • Review industry-reported emissions data, as required by South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) regulations and California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.
  • Submit public records requests, to acquire information that is not readily accessible to the public.
  • Examine various reports from agencies, such as Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and consultants, such as Blade Energy, which have characterized the well kill fluids and muds in previously published public reports.
  • Examine archived soil samples provided by L.A. County to detect potential contaminants near the wellhead site.
  • Obtain current samples of gas delivered to homes in the community.