Pipeline safety

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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.


Flames from a massive fire are seen in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

NTSB Issues Final Report On San Bruno Explosion

The report placed the majority of the blame on PG&E for the San Bruno explosion.


Natural gas pipelines

Report Defending Gas Pipeline Safety Record Questioned

Just days before the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion, a new federal draft report on the safety of the natural gas industry is coming under question.


Two firefighters assess the flames resulting from the gas line explosion in San Bruno on September 9, 2010. (AP)

Independent Report Rips PG&E Pipeline Integrity Procedures, Competence

An independent panel appointed by the California Public Utilities Commission issued a report Thursday blasting PG&E’s technical competence and pipeline integrity management.

CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011

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

PG&E Mails Out Gas Pipeline Safety Warnings

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has started sending out informational letters and safety brochures to 2.5 million homeowners and businesses near natural gas transmission pipelines.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

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

PG&E Turns Over Documents In San Bruno Probe

Officials at Pacific Gas & Electric say the utility on Monday provided records and other information as part of its response to a state Public Utilities Commission investigation into last year’s deadly San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

CBS San Francisco–04/18/2011

Remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by an explosion, San Bruno (AP)

Settlement Calls For PG&E To Release Gas Line Safety Reports

PG&E reached a settlement Thursday in San Francisco with the California Public Utilities Commission, which now requires the utility giant to release safety reports of its gas transmission lines.


San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

PG&E Denies Problems With Second Major Peninsula Pipeline

Under questioning this week by the state Public Utilities Commission, PG&E officials maintained that inspectors have found no other pipelines with the same conditions as Line 132, which blew up last September, killing eight people.


Flames consume homes during a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Peninsula Assemblyman Criticizes PG&E Deal

A Peninsula Assemblyman is highly critical of a fine agreement between the CPUC and PG&E.


San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Regulators May Allow PG&E To Pass Pipeline Costs On To Customers

If the utility can’t prove that its pipelines are safe, it may need to inspect and possibly even replace hundreds of miles of lines in California.





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