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PG&E Pays $300M San Bruno Pipeline Fine

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said Friday it has paid a $300 million fine assessed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the combination utility's complicity in the 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people. Read More

Second California Regulator Drops Out of PG&E Penalty Case

A second California regulator mixed up in the email communications violations tied to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has excused himself from a pending review of two regulatory judges' proposed $1.4 billion in penalties for PG&E's negligence in a fatal natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion four years ago. Read More

State, Local Officials Seek Investigation of PG&E, CPUC

State and local elected officials from around San Bruno, CA, on Friday called for California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the latest revelations of inappropriate state regulator-utility contact evolving from Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s (PG&E) pending natural gas system rate case (see Daily GPI, Sept. 16). Read More

PG&E Goes to Court on Latest Criminal Indictment

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.. (PG&E) lawyers went to federal court Monday, responding to a superseding indictment charging the San Francisco-based combination utility with obstructing a safety investigation and violating the 1968 Pipeline Safety Act (PSA) related to the rupture in 2010 of a natural gas transmission pipeline that killed eight people in San Bruno, CA (see Daily GPI, July 31). Read More

Consumer Watchdog Alleges CPUC-PG&E Rule Violations

As another one of the negative twists in the nearly four-year-old saga of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and the fatal September 2010 natural gas transmission pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, the consumer watchdog The Utility Reform Network (TURN) on Tuesday charged both the utility and state regulators with malfeasance in handling the aftermath of the tragedy. Read More

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges for San Bruno Explosion

In a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said Thursday it expects the federal government to level criminal charges for the 2010 natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, about 10 miles south of San Francisco (see Daily GPI, Sept. 13, 2010). Read More

Pipe Safety Prompts CPUC to Re-Examine Basic Rate Cases

Dipping into a regulatory body's bread and butter, California regulators on Thursday voted unanimously to re-tool the state's general rate case process to make public safety determinations about the utility infrastructure they oversee. The specter of the fatal 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline failure and its aftermath were cited as drivers for the new statewide examination. Read More

State Legislative Pipe Hearing Probes PG&E, Local Ties

A state lawmaker from the San Francisco Peninsula suburbs held a fact-finding subcommittee hearing Monday, prompted by safety and communications concerns between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and communities stunned three years ago by the San Bruno transmission pipeline rupture. Read More