CPUC Warns San Francisco About Aging Pipelines

The California Public Utilities Commission is putting pressure on San Francisco to allow Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews to replace miles of cast iron pipes that they said are aging and dangerous.


Site of the San Bruno pipeline explosion of September 2010 on May 19, 2011. (KCBS/Chris Filippi)

Senior PG&E Engineer Warned Of Gas Pipeline Tracking System Problems Before San Bruno Blast

A senior engineer said he warned Pacific Gas & Electric supervisors about problems with the computer gas pipeline tracking system but he was told to keep using it.



Palo Alto Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Aging Palo PG&E Pipeline

Another PG&E gas transmission pipeline is raising eyebrows, this time in Palo Alto. The trouble spot is about 1.5 miles of pipeline 109, which runs along Arastradero Road between Middlefield and Alma.


Chimneys and a real estate for sale sign remain after a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in a San Bruno. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Protesters Demand Charges Against PG&E Execs For San Bruno Blast

Criminal charges should be filed against the top executives of PG&E in connection with last year’s deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, a Green Party candidate for mayor said Friday at a protest in San Francisco.



Regulators Order PG&E To Give Firefighters Pipe Maps

California utility regulators will now require Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to give local fire departments maps of their facilities and upgrade the company’s natural gas safety training materials.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Natural gas pipelines

PG&E Reveals Some Pipeline Pressures Were Too High

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials revealed this week the company had been running some of its natural gas pipelines at higher pressure levels than what is recommended by federal safety authorities.

CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Peninsula Firefighters Now Armed With PG&E Pipeline Info

Risk assessments of the Pacific Gas and Electric pipelines that run beneath several peninsula communities have been incorporated into maps the Menlo Park Fire Protection District uses for training and response, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman.