A long-awaited plan to improve PG&E’s pipeline safety testing is set to be approved by state regulators Thursday. Read More
A state lawmaker on Monday pressured the California Public Utilities Commission to reject a proposal by PG&E to increase rates for customers in order to pay for pipeline safety improvements. Read More
San Bruno city officials today announced a $70 million settlement has been reached with PG&E for restitution for the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the city.The settlement comes after months of negotiations between the city and utility over what compensation is necessary for the Sept. 9, 2010 blast, which killed eight people and destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes. Read More
A state law containing stricter guidelines for natural gas pipeline operators is set to take effect on Jan. 1.
Assembly Bill 56 by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will require utilities to install remote-controlled shut-off valves on pipelines that run through highly populated areas. Read More
The new chief of PG&E acknowledges that his company’s image and business performance were severely tarnished by last year’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but said Monday that significant changes are under way.In a briefing with reporters, chairman, CEO and President Anthony Earley said his first three months on the job have focused on restructuring the company to increase accountability, improve service and bolster the internal standing of natural gas experts. Read More
The segment of pipe that failed during a pressurized water test Sunday was apparently damaged by a backhoe sometime in the past 60 years, according to PG&E officials, but when exactly is unknown.
No one was injured when a segment of Line 132 exploded at 3:20 p.m. off Interstate 280 near Woodside, but it created a mudslide that closed northbound lanes for hours. It also left a 5-by-5-foot crater roughly 100 yards from homes. Read More
A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon, causing a mudslide across Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, was likely damaged by a backhoe, a utility spokesman said today. Read More
More than one year after the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno's Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood, residents gathered for a quiet ceremony Tuesday morning to shovel dirt into a crater left behind by the blast.Dozens of neighborhood residents and city officials lined up behind San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane to throw dirt over a portion of the now-inactive pipeline, which exploded Sept, 9, 2010, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes. Read More
San Bruno city officials said today that the crater caused by last year’s deadly pipeline explosion will be filled in next week.A PG&E natural gas pipeline exploded in the city’s Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood on Sept. 9, 2010, with the blast and resulting fire killing eight people, injuring dozens of others and destroying 38 houses. Read More
Family and friends were among those who gathered at Skyline College Friday night to commemorate those who passed away in the PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno one year ago."This evening is our time to remember and celebrate the humanity of our community," San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said. "The warmth and solace of memories have and will continue to be our strength and only the passage of time will soften our loss." Read More