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Workers survey burned homes after pipeline explosion in San Bruno (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Uproar Over Mitchell Appointment In San Bruno Explosion Talks

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.

10/17/2012

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Pipeline Safety Bills

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.

09/24/2012

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CPUC Warns San Francisco About Aging Pipelines

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.

09/13/2012

San Bruno Explosion

CEO Says San Bruno Explosion Could Cost PG&E $1 Billion

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.

08/30/2012

Site of the San Bruno pipeline explosion of September 2010 on May 19, 2011. (KCBS/Chris Filippi)

Senior PG&E Engineer Warned Of Gas Pipeline Tracking System Problems Before San Bruno Blast

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.

08/01/2012

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PG&E Memo Says Downgrading Leaks Could Cut Costs

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. memo from a few years before the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion suggested that managers might want to consider downgrading leaks found on natural gas lines, instead of fixing them.

07/16/2012

San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Blames 1956 Strength Test For San Bruno Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said a pipeline strength test the company performed in 1956 damaged a weld and led to the 2010 explosion in San Bruno that left eight people dead and destroyed dozens of homes.

06/27/2012

Site of the San Bruno pipeline explosion of September 2010 on May 19, 2011. (KCBS/Chris Filippi)

San Bruno Officials Debating Future Of Remaining Pipeline

The San Bruno City Council is taking three options into consideration over what to do with the pipeline involved in the 2010 blast that killed eight people.

04/24/2012

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PG&E To Pay $17M In Fines For East Bay Safety Violations

The California Public Utilities Commission confirmed Thursday that PG&E will be fined nearly $17 million for irregularities in the utility’s gas pipeline safety testing in Contra Costa County.

04/19/2012

PG&E crews at the site of a pipeline explosion that caused a mudslide on I-280 near Farm Hill Blvd. in Redwood City.

PG&E Retests Ruptured Peninsula Gas Line

A natural gas transmission line, which ruptured in Woodside last week, has been retested.

11/13/2011

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