Washington, D.C.  20549

                               FORM 8-K

                            CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act
                                of 1934

Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported):   July 16, 1998

                            SEMPRA ENERGY
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       (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

CALIFORNIA                      1-14201                    33-0732627
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(State of incorporation      (Commission             (I.R.S. Employer
or organization)             File Number)          Identification No.

101 ASH STREET, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA                           92101
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(Address of principal executive offices)                   (Zip Code)

                                                       (619) 696-2000
Registrant's telephone number, including area code-------------------

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   (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

                              Form 8-K

Item 5. Other Events.

As more fully described in Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K 
dated July 15, 1998 and incorporated herein by reference, in June 
1998 a coalition of consumer groups received verification that its 
electric-restructuring ballot initiative received the needed 
signatures to qualify for the November 1998 California ballot. 

On July 16, 1998 the California Supreme Court denied the July 6, 
1998 petition seeking to overturn the Third District Court of 
Appeal's denial of the petition to remove the voter initiative from 
the ballot. The California Supreme Court refused to grant review of 
the petition at the present time. Such ruling did not represent a 
ruling on the merits of the arguments presented; rather, the ruling 
was a decision by the court not to consider the merits of the 
petition prior to the November balloting.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf 
by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                    SEMPRA ENERGY

Date: July 24, 1998                 By: /s/ F.H. Ault
                                        F.H. AULT
                                        Vice President and Controller