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Pipeline safety

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

PG&E Reveals Hundreds Did Not Finish Required Pipeline Training

Hundreds of Pacific Gas and Electric employees responsible for fusing together the plastic pipes that deliver natural gas to homes have not properly completed training required to be certified to perform the work, PG&E officials said Thursday.

07/10/2014

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

PG&E Fined Millions For Faulty Communication Regarding San Carlos Pipeline

Pacific Gas and Electric is once again defending itself before state regulators over recordkeeping on a leaky pipeline, this time in San Carlos.

12/19/2013

Natural gas pipelines

PG&E Starts San Carlos Gas Pipeline Shutdown Under Court Order

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.

10/06/2013

San Bruno gas pipeline blast

Audit Shows PG&E Did Not Spend $50M Targeted For Pipeline Maintenance

An audit says Pacific Gas and Electric Co. did not use $50 million intended to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.

06/04/2013

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PG&E Battles With State Regulators Over Who Pays To Improve Pipelines

A judge has tentatively agreed to have customers pay a little more than half the $2.2 billion cost to improve Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s gas lines.

10/12/2012

san bruno crater

KCBS In Depth: Gas Pipeline Safety

An interview with Mark Toney with TURN on efforts being made by state regulators and utility companies to ensure pipeline safety in California.

04/01/2012

Michael Peevey

CPUC President Responds To Critics Over Pipeline Investigation

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission was widely criticized for appointing himself in charge of the penalty phase of the San Bruno pipeline explosion investigation, and now, CPUC President Michael Peevey said that he won’t be working alone on the probe.

02/01/2012

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: Congressional Wheelings And Dealings

An interview with Congresswoman Jackie Speier on the deadlock in Congress and legislation she is working on regarding pipeline safety and rapes in the military.

01/15/2012

A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Boxer, Feinstein Seek Tougher Pipeline Safety Measures

California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.

10/18/2011

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PG&E Plans to Replace 1,200 Miles Of Notoriously Leaky Plastic Pipes

There was no early indication regarding cost, but it was expected that the company would seek a rate increase to cover it.

10/14/2011

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