PG&E did not cut corners on pipeline welds to reduce costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Public Utilities Commission.
The report comes as the utility company has faced increased scrutiny of its practices in the wake of the 2010 fatal gas pipeline blast in San Bruno. 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 utility company responsible for last year’s deadly pipeline explosion on a quiet suburban street in San Bruno announced Tuesday it’s claiming financial liability.
However, residents affected by the blast say that’s not enough, and many still think PG&E needs to pay for what it did to the neighborhood. Residents said they plan to hold the company responsible for punitive damages by pursuing their original lawsuits. Read More
The National Transportation Safety Board has found that a plane crash in East Palo Alto that killed three Tesla Motors employees on a foggy morning in February 2010 was the fault of the pilot.A final report on the crash released by the NTSB last week concludes that the pilot failed to follow instructions during departure and failed to attain “a sufficient altitude to maintain clearance from power lines during takeoff ...” Read More
California's U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein spoke at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday on pipeline safety regarding last year's San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion. Read More
PG&E crews were going door to door at a townhouse complex in Cupertino this morning to inspect gas appliances and conduct a leak survey following a fire and the discovery of several gas leaks there on Wednesday.The fire at the Northwest Square complex on Wednesday occurred a day after federal investigators faulted PG&E for a series of failures that led to the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010. Read More
Two days after the massive natural gas pipeline explosion that destroyed the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, emergency workers and PG&E inspectors were on the scene to evaluate the devastation.
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In an all-day hearing, federal investigators summed up what many residents of San Bruno assumed months ago: PG&E is to blame for a massive pipeline blast that leveled a neighborhood and killed eight people one year ago.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators concluded the powerful utility company had several opportunities to avert the deadly Sept. 9 explosion, but failed to do so. The tragedy was made worse by PG&E’s poor response after the disaster. Read More
Federal investigators and safety officials tore apart Pacific Gas & Electric’s operations at a public hearing today, saying the company’s repeated failures to live up to its own safety standards over the course of decades predestined a failure like the one that occurred in San Bruno nearly a year ago. Read More
Washington, D.C. — Nearly a year after a natural gas pipeline blew up a San Bruno neighborhood and ended eight lives, federal investigators will reveal what they believe caused the explosion. Read More