Natural gas

Intersection of Brittan Ave. and Avenida de las Pulgas in San Carlos where line 147 passes. (CBS)

San Carlos Hires Outside Experts To Inspect Pipeline Instead Of PG&E

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.

10/10/2013

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PG&E Ordered To Keep San Carlos Gas Line Closed, CPUC Investigates

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.

10/08/2013

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PG&E Reduces Pressure Of At-Risk Gas Line In San Carlos

PG&E crews in San Carlos should finish de-pressurizing a 20-inch, underground gas line considered to be at risk by Monday night.

10/07/2013

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Shelter-In-Place Lifted After Menlo Park Gas Line Rupture

Residents of a Menlo Park neighborhood were ordered to shelter in place after a gas line was struck and ruptured Monday morning, a Menlo Park fire division chief said.

09/30/2013

Construction crews working on a Caltrain-related project broke a gas main in suburban San Bruno around 9 p.m. Sunday. (CBS)

Gas Main Capped After Caltrain Construction Crew Severs San Bruno Pipe

Workers have capped a gas leak in San Bruno that shut down commuter train service in two directions.

09/23/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Fracking Bill, Environmentalists Disapprove

A landmark bill regulating hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is expected to win final approval in the state Senate on Thursday. Governor Jerry Brown says he will sign it into law, but the state’s major environmental groups no longer support the bill.

09/12/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Approve New Rules For Fracking

Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation headed to the governor’s desk.

09/11/2013

A gas leak in Alamo prompted evacuations. (CBS)

Alamo Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations

An evacuation order was lifted and roads mostly reopened Wednesday afternoon after a gas line that was accidentally ruptured by a construction crew Wednesday morning in Alamo was capped.

07/24/2013

Commerce Energy. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: New Bay Area Energy Firm Draws Complaints

Deregulation of the energy industry allows California consumers a chance to shop around for gas and electricity providers. But consumers should watch out for pressure tactics to switch.

06/20/2013

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)

PG&E Calls $2.25 Billion Fine For San Bruno Blast Excessive

The utility responsible for a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno said Friday that the record $2.25 billion in fines being sought by state regulators is illegally excessive, but did not offer a specific dollar figure it considers reasonable.

05/24/2013

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