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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.