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PG&E Offers $550 Million To Settle Charges In San Bruno Blast

PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.

12/24/2012

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

PG&E Report Lists 239 Gas Lines ‘At Risk Of Failing’

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.

07/02/2012

SFFD firefighters cut into the roof of a burning building on San Bruno Avenue. (CBS)

San Francisco Fire Chief Wants Meeting With PG&E Officials Over Fire

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.

06/15/2012

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Lawmaker Claims PG&E Would Profit From Pipeline Upgrade

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.

02/02/2012

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22 Leaks On Pipelines On Misplaced PG&E Maps; 1 Critical In Pittsburg

The utility said that they failed to check about 14 miles of pipeline in Contra Costa County after misplacing maps.

12/31/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E To Allow SmartMeter Opt Outs

In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee.

12/20/2011

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

PG&E Admits Responsibility For Deadly San Bruno Blast

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric Company acknowledged Tuesday that the utility company is responsible for a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion.

12/13/2011

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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.

11/16/2011

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Antioch Copper Wire Thieves Reach New High – Or Low

The price tag to replace just one power pole and its missing transformer: $12,000.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/17/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Overheated PG&E SmartMeters Overcharging Customers

Some Pacific Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeters can overcharge customers when they become too hot.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/03/2011

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