Natural gas network resiliency to a %22shakeout scenario%22 earthquake.

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A natural gas network model was used to assess the likely impact of a scenario San Andreas Fault earthquake on the natural gas network. Two disruption scenarios were examined. The more extensive damage scenario assumes the disruption of all three major corridors bringing gas into southern California. If withdrawals from the Aliso Canyon storage facility are limited to keep the amount of stored gas within historical levels, the disruption reduces Los Angeles Basin gas supplies by 50%. If Aliso Canyon withdrawals are only constrained by the physical capacity of the storage system to withdraw gas, the shortfall is reduced to ... continued below

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Ellison, James F.; Corbet, Thomas Frank, & Brooks, Robert E. June 1, 2013.

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  • RBAC, Inc.
    Place of Publication: Sherman Oaks, California
  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A natural gas network model was used to assess the likely impact of a scenario San Andreas Fault earthquake on the natural gas network. Two disruption scenarios were examined. The more extensive damage scenario assumes the disruption of all three major corridors bringing gas into southern California. If withdrawals from the Aliso Canyon storage facility are limited to keep the amount of stored gas within historical levels, the disruption reduces Los Angeles Basin gas supplies by 50%. If Aliso Canyon withdrawals are only constrained by the physical capacity of the storage system to withdraw gas, the shortfall is reduced to 25%. This result suggests that it is important for stakeholders to put agreements in place facilitating the withdrawal of Aliso Canyon gas in the event of an emergency.

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  • Report No.: SAND2013-4938
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1089984
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc828528

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  • June 1, 2013

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Ellison, James F.; Corbet, Thomas Frank, & Brooks, Robert E. Natural gas network resiliency to a %22shakeout scenario%22 earthquake., report, June 1, 2013; Sherman Oaks, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc828528/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.