The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday, asking people to voluntary conserve power.
Residents were being advised to shelter in place near a reported gas leak in Atherton Friday morning, police said.
The West Grand Avenue approach to the Bay Bridge in Oakland was closed Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak, according to PG&E and Oakland police.
Crews were mopping up Tuesday afternoon at the scene of an underground gas fire in the Oakland hills that prompted the evacuation of six homes this morning before it was put out shortly before noon.
San Jose fire crews were responding to a gas line rupture in the city’s Alum Rock neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.
A California Public Utilities Commission member on Monday proposed a fining PG&E Co. $17.25 million—about two and one-half times the amount proposed by a hearing officer—for a late and misleading correction of records on a natural gas pipeline in San Carlos.
Pacific Gas and Electric is reconnecting a Northern California natural-gas pipeline that it was ordered to seal off for safety reasons after concerns surfaced in an e-mail from an engineer.
Not satisfied with reassurances from Pacific Gas and Electric, San Carlos has hired its own lawyers and technical experts to do an independent assessment of the natural gas pipeline state regulators ordered shut down this week.
The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ordered PG&E to keep a disputed natural gas pipeline in San Carlos out of service until its safety is verified by the commission’s staff.
PG&E crews in San Carlos should finish de-pressurizing a 20-inch, underground gas line considered to be at risk by Monday night.