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SF Police Close Pacific Heights Intersection Because Of Gas Leak

San Francisco police closed a busy intersection in Lower Pacific Heights and evacuated some of the surrounding buildings for about an hour Thursday because of a gas leak at a construction site.


PG&E is working with other utilities and companies to test the new tool. (Source: PG&E)

PG&E Developing Robots To Inspect Gas Pipelines

Pacific Gas & Electric is teaming up with other utility companies across the country to develop robots to enhance gas pipeline safety.


PG&E truck in San Carlos.

Safety Concerns Over Gas Line Prompts Emergency Declaration In San Carlos

San Carlos city officials Saturday activated an emergency operations center in a limited capacity following a meeting of city officials and PG&E representatives regarding the safety of a disputed gas pipeline.


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Lawsuit Says PG&E Execs, Not Shareholders, Should Pay For San Bruno Explosion

A PG&E shareholder filed a lawsuit on Monday against the utility company’s management stating that the executives, not the people who own the utility’s common stock, should bear the cost of the San Bruno pipeline disaster.


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Spectator’s Leg Severed By Shrapnel At Demolition Of Bakersfield Power Plant

One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators that had gathered in Bakersfield to watch it come down.


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Legal Team Probing PG&E San Bruno Explosion Abruptly Resigns

A San Bruno city official says lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for state regulators have abruptly quit the investigation.


A firefighter walks around the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in a San Bruno. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Regulators Weigh Who Will Pay For Costly PG&E Upgrades

Pacific Gas and Electric has asked state regulators for permission to pass along to consumers the cost of upgrading its natural gas transmission system to safety standards adopted after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.


Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel on Maui (CBS)

California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest Groups

A group of California lawmakers spent last week at a luxury hotel, all expenses paid, while attending an issues conference during a politically tumultuous week in California.


PG&E crews searching for a gas pipeline leak on November 4, 2011. (CBS)

PG&E Test Finds Leak In Palo Alto Natural Gas Pipeline

A small leak has been detected in Palo Alto on the same natural gas pipeline that exploded with deadly consequences last year in San Bruno, officials with Pacific Gas and Electric Company said Friday.


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PG&E To Spend Another $400 Million Upgrading Pipelines

Pacific Gas and Electric has increased the amount of money it plans to spend on pipeline safety improvements over the next three years from $2.2 billion to $2.6 billion.