PG&E broke ground last week on a project in Foster City that will replace aging plastic gas pipes, according to city officials.
Approximately 15,000 feet of pipeline are expected to be replaced by 2014. The project’s first phase began in the neighborhood surrounding Edgewater Park and will replace 6,000 feet of distribution lines constructed from DuPont’s Aldyl-A plastic. In total, Foster City has about 17 miles of this kind of pipeline. Read More
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
In what some are calling a “backroom deal” between PG&E and its regulator, the company has agreed to pay at least $3 million in fines and launch an accelerated plan to test its gas pipeline.In exchange, PG&E would not have to defend itself against a charge of contempt by a regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission. Read More