Residents of more than a dozen homes in East San Jose were evacuated for four hours today after PG&E crews accidentally ruptured a plastic natural gas pipe, a utility spokesman said.
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.
An underground gas line near the driveway of a Berkeley home was punctured by a worker doing excavation on Tuesday, causing a fire that burned the front of the home and a van parked outside.
Two Danville schools were sheltering in place as fire and PG&E crews investigated the source of a natural gas odor reported in the area, a San Ramon Valley Fire District spokeswoman said.
The federal government has approved a $1 million grant that Bay Area air quality regulators hope will simplify the process for companies interested in vehicle fleets that run on hydrogen and natural gas.
A Dublin Target store and a nearby restaurant were evacuated Monday morning because of a gas leak, an Alameda County fire official said.
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.
A gas leak has caused the evacuation of five homes and blocked off several streets in the Hamilton area of Novato Friday afternoon, a Novato Fire Protection District battalion chief said.