- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There are new complaints of a gas odor in the neighborhood where a huge leak forced thousands from their homes - but officials say they can’t find the cause.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District received some 40 complaints Wednesday in the Porter Ranch area.

Officials say their air sampling and inspectors at a nearby Southern California Gas Co. storage field haven’t found any source, and the utility says they haven’t found any leak.

The AQMD found slightly elevated methane levels - around 4 parts per million - but nothing like the 20 to 40 parts per million that occurred during the four-month leak.

On Wednesday, a state appeals court said SoCalGas must keep paying to temporarily house thousands of evacuees until April 27, when another hearing is scheduled.

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