Federal investigators were looking into the explosion of a leaky Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas pipeline in Cupertino that damaged a condominium.
A gas leak near a Taco Bell in Hayward Thursday morning prompted the closure of part of a major thoroughfare near an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp, a fire captain said.
Last year’s San Bruno pipeline explosion created plenty of worry over leaking gas lines. For one Lafayette homeowner, those concerns became reality.
There’s a new effort by PG&E to lower the stability standards for its power poles, and the move has prompted concerns among state regulators in the wake of the San Bruno disaster.
Pacific Gas and Electric on Wednesday outlined the steps it would take to ensure the safety of every mile of its gas transmission lines in Northern California.
Federal investigators are looking into whether an equipment failure along the pipeline that exploded in a San Francisco suburb was a factor in the deadly blast.
Records show Pacific Gas & Electric, whose pipeline exploded in San Bruno earlier this month, has reported gas line leaks at a rate six times the average for other large pipeline operators.
Fourteen buildings were evacuated Wednesday night because a construction crew using a backhoe cut into a two-inch natural gas line downtown.
Residents returned Sunday to the ruined hillsides of their San Bruno neighborhood, three days after a natural gas pipeline exploded into a deadly fireball.