San Bruno Blast
A San Mateo court has mistakenly posted secret Pacific Gas & Electric settlement documents showing more than $2 million went to a teenager burned in the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.
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.
Pacific Gas & Electric will be venting natural gas from a pipeline in the Menlo Park area Monday at 10 a.m. in preparation for hydrostatic pressure testing, county officials said Sunday.
A strong smell of gas forced PG&E crews to halt excavations around a natural gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno on Saturday, a spokesman said Sunday.
The Obama administration will push legislation designed to overhaul and upgrade America’s aging oil and gas pipeline network in response to the deadly San Bruno blast.
Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to cover the cost of the investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission into last fall’s deadly explosion in San Bruno.
A move nearly two decades ago by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to computerize its records may have led to the company losing crucial information about its pipeline system.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Pacific Gas and Electric was even boosting an East Bay pipeline considered “at a high likelihood for failure.”
Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier said PG&E ratepayers should not have to foot the bill for testing of the utility’s pipelines.
An Associated Press investigation has found that damage from a California pipeline explosion could have been reduced if the line had been equipped with a type of shut-off valve federal safety investigators have recommended for decades.