More than two and a half years after a pipeline explosion killed eight people in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Tuesday it has made sure that all of its gas transmission lines coursing through urban areas are running at safe operating pressures.
PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane is applauding the decision by former Sen. George Mitchell to step away from talks over how much Pacific Gas and Electric should be fined for the deadly 2010 pipeline disaster in his city’s Crestmoor neighborhood.
Survivors of the 2010 deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to replace the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.
A group of city officials, consumer advocates and a state lawmaker on Wednesday attacked California regulators’ decision to hire former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell to oversee private settlement talks over the deadly pipeline explosion.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Francisco Monday morning to announce that three bills he authored that focus on natural gas pipeline safety were signed into law over the weekend.
The California Public Utilities Commission is putting pressure on San Francisco to allow Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews to replace miles of cast iron pipes that they said are aging and dangerous.
PG&E president and CEO Tony Earley said Thursday that civil settlements and potential fines stemming from a fatal gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno two years ago could cost the company more than $1 billion.
A senior engineer said he warned Pacific Gas & Electric supervisors about problems with the computer gas pipeline tracking system but he was told to keep using it.