California Energy Commission Letterhead

Notice of California Natural Gas Stakeholders
Working Group Meeting

December Meeting

Meeting Agenda, (PDF File)

The California Natural Gas Stakeholders Working Group will hold a meeting to discuss current natural gas issues affecting California. The meeting is open to all individuals interested in natural gas developments.

10 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:

To participate in the meeting by phone,
please call 800-621-9132 after 9:45 a.m.
Passcode: 25468 Call Leader: Helen Sabet


The purpose of this and subsequent meetings is to encourage an informal dialogue and share energy system perspectives among state agencies and interested stakeholders. The scope of issues that may be discussed includes natural gas use, supply availability, transportation infrastructure and the fuel markets.

Agency participants will use the information discussed during the meeting to improve their understanding of California natural gas issues and refine related work agendas for the coming year. The parties who attend the meeting are encouraged to ask questions, offer recommendations and express their concerns on the current natural gas issues. This is an informal dialogue and not considered to be part of other regulatory or policy proceedings.


The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) formed the California Natural Gas Stakeholders Working Group during the 2001 energy crisis. Some of the working group participants include: California Air Resources Board, California Public Utilities Commission, Energy Commission, Department of General Services, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas, State Lands Commission, and others. The Energy Commission chairs this group, which is involved in all aspects of natural gas systems in California. The working group participants will provide briefings on a variety of topics currently affecting California. Additionally, the agencies will be interested in gathering information on concerns and suggestions from the parties.

Written Comments

Parties are encouraged to submit agenda items that they wish to have addressed at the meeting to Helen Sabet at (916) 651-9943 or by e-mail at

The agenda for the meeting will be posted by November 28, 2008. [Note: There will be no docket number assigned to this meeting.] If you have any written comments, please hand deliver or mail them to:

Ruben Tavares
California Energy Commission
Electricity Analysis Office, MS-20
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail to Ruben Tavares: Please include your name or organization's name in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the meeting.

For technical questions or comments on the subject matter, or general information on the meeting, please call Ruben Tavares at (916) 654-5171 or e-mail

California Natural Gas Stakeholders Working Group (NGWG+) Meeting
Map to California Energy Commission Building
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814