California regulators on Thursday ordered Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to implement improvement in its safety culture and operations based on recommendations from an independent consultant.
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A federal judge in San Francisco overseeing Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) probation following its criminal conviction in the fatal September 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion, demanded answers this week about the utility’s role in the deadly wildfire in Northern California that has killed scores of people.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently opened a facility in San Francisco’s East Bay to develop the tools and test resources to bolster natural gas transportation and storage operations.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) was found guilty by a federal jury in San Francisco on Tuesday on five of 11 counts of violating natural gas pipeline safety regulations related to the September 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline explosion that killed eight people (see Daily GPI, Sept. 13, 2010).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.