Pacific Gas & Electric is teaming up with other utility companies across the country to develop robots to enhance gas pipeline safety.
A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.
The City of San Bruno is suing the California Public Utilities Commission to force the release of documents the city claims will show improper conduct between CPUC regulators and Pacific Gas and Electric company.
A state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.
An array of officials from San Bruno, San Carlos and other Peninsula cities called at a state legislative hearing in San Carlos Monday for more, better, and more technical information about pipeline safety.
Workers have capped a gas leak in San Bruno that shut down commuter train service in two directions.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to pay a total of $565 million in legal settlements and other claims from a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, the utility said.
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.
The California agency investigating a deadly pipeline explosion and the City of San Bruno are set to propose major fines they say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should pay for its negligence leading up to the blast.
Corrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.