PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.
Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s rate cases.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.
A power struggle is underway in California’s State Assembly over two simple words that are complicating a bill about where residents get their electricity.
A Menlo Park woman is on a mission to save a once mighty redwood tree in her home’s front yard from what she says is a systematic killing of the tree by PG&E.
PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.
Pacific Gas and Electric considers 239 of its natural gas transmission lines to be at risk of failing – in a fashion similar to the line that exploded in San Bruno almost two years ago.
PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the San Bruno Avenue fire presented a “unique situation.” In a normal situation crews can shutoff a building’s gas valve but in this case the valve was too close to the fire.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill and a consumer watchdog group want the PUC to intervene in a proposal in which they claim PG&E would profit off of ratepayers for gas line improvements in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.
The utility said that they failed to check about 14 miles of pipeline in Contra Costa County after misplacing maps.