San Bruno Pipeline Explosion
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.
There’s a new effort by PG&E to lower the stability standards for its power poles, and the move has prompted concerns among state regulators in the wake of the San Bruno disaster.
Two top Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives are resigning—one with a sizeable bonus—as the California utility reorganizes following the deadly explosion on one of its high-pressure gas lines in San Bruno.
The pressure increases that occurred on the natural gas pipeline that exploded in San Bruno last fall violated federal regulations, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
A Peninsula assemblyman has proposed a bill aimed at preventing pipeline explosions like the natural gas blast that killed eight people in San Bruno.
Nearly three months after the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, natural gas still isn’t flowing at full pressure into San Francisco and the Peninsula, so PG&E is offering a reward to customers who conserve during chilly winter days.
Two key Pacific Gas and Electric Company employees, who were on duty the night of the San Bruno pipeline explosion, have yet to speak to federal investigators about the incident.
The State Public Utilities Commission has appointed a five-member Independent Review Panel to investigate the San Bruno PG&E pipeline explosion and with winter approaching the panel must move fast.