PG&E customers might face a rate increase to offset some of the costs of safety measures the utility company will launch in response to criticisms it faced about the causes of and response to the deadly San Bruno explosion. Read More
A few weeks after gas pipeline 132 in San Bruno split open and spewed a deadly geyser of flames, PG&E sent a robot with a camera through the out-of-service pipelines around the break, searching for other potential hazards that had existed in it without their knowledge.
And they apparently found plenty. Read More
Three months after the San Bruno gas explosion, the disaster has officially claimed three more homes.
A 30-inch transmission pipeline owned by PG&E exploded Sept. 9, and the initial blast and fire killed eight people and injured dozens more. Read More
California lawmakers railed Tuesday on both PG&E Corp. and the agency tasked with monitoring the energy company at a hearing on the San Bruno pipeline explosion.
California Public Utilities Commission leaders were asked why they haven’t more closely monitored PG&E’s expenditures on maintenance and audited the company. Lawmakers also asked repeatedly why the CPUC has yet to fine PG&E for a pipeline blast that killed a man in Rancho Cordova. Read More
More than $1 million in donations have flooded in to help the victims of the Sept. 9 gas pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno.The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has secured more than $420,000 in pledges to its San Bruno Fire Fund. A Red Cross spokeswoman said her agency has received around $750,000 so far in response to the disaster — which killed eight and destroyed around three dozen homes — with more still coming in. Read More
Mounting pressure in a major natural-gas line immediately preceded the deadly San Bruno blast, though a healthy pipeline should have been able to withstand the surge, investigators and experts said Wednesday. Read More
A massive environmental cleanup launched in the wake of an explosion and fire that killed eight people and incinerated a San Bruno neighborhood on Sept. 9 reached a turning point this afternoon when the final remains of 34 homes destroyed in the disaster were trucked away. Read More
PG&E will modernize natural-gas pipelines in heavily populated areas and invest in automatic or remote-operated shutoff valves across the state in response to the deadly San Bruno blast last month, the company announced Tuesday.
A 30-inch PG&E natural-gas line exploded in San Bruno’s Glenview neighborhood on Sept. 9. The blast and ensuing conflagration killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed many homes. Read More
State and local officials are appealing a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny additional funds to help California and the city of San Bruno pay for ongoing efforts to repair and reconstruct a neighborhood struck by a PG&E gas pipeline explosion. Read More
A longtime Peninsula resident known fondly by San Francisco students as the “Bug Man” for his work exterminating insects at city schools was the eighth fatality of the massive San Bruno explosion.
Jim Franco, 58, was pronounced dead almost three weeks after the Sept. 9 PG&E natural-gas pipeline exploded. Franco rented a room in the upper level of a home at 951 Glenview Drive, about 200 feet from the blast site. Read More