Natural Gas Pipeline
Two Peninsula lawmakers introduced a bill in the California Legislature Friday that would bar PG&E from taking state tax deductions on up to $1.3 billion of a $1.6 billion penalty levied on the utility in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday morning to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
The utility will return service to Line 147 on Monday, albeit at minimal pressure.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge’s order and shut down a natural gas pipeline in San Carlos after safety issues were raised.
A published report suggests that Pacific Gas and Electric had a policy in place encouraging workers to essentially overlook safety risks along natural gas transmission lines, thus keeping repair costs for the utility down.