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UGI ‘Unaware of Warning Signs’ Prior to Allentown Pipe Blast

UGI Utilities Inc. was “unaware of any warning signs” prior to the deadly blast on its distribution system in Allentown, PA, in February 2011, the utility told the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

July 9, 2012

UGI ‘Unaware of Warning Signs’ Before Allentown Blast

UGI Utilities Inc. was “unaware of any warning signs” prior to the deadly blast on its distribution system in Allentown, PA, in February 2011, the utility told the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

July 9, 2012

PG&E Faces Rash of Over-Pressurized Pipes

Nearly two years after the deadly San Bruno, CA, natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is still having trouble taking full control of its 50,000-mile transmission and distribution system covering the central and northern expanses of California.

May 28, 2012

PG&E Faces Rash of Over-Pressurized Pipes

Nearly two years into the wake of the deadly San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is still having trouble taking full control of its 50,000-mile transmission and distribution system covering the central and northern expanses of California. An internal memo from the San Francisco-based combination utility has revealed more than 120 incidents of over-pressuring on portions of its system since the Sept. 9, 2010 San Bruno tragedy.

May 22, 2012

PG&E to Pay San Bruno $70M Over Pipe Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and the City of San Bruno, CA, settled their differences Monday with the utility agreeing to pay the city $70 million in the aftermath of the deadly September 2010 natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in a quiet residential neighborhood about 10 miles south of San Francisco.

March 13, 2012

PG&E: San Bruno Costs Near $1.5B; Lawsuits Fly

The cost to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) shareholders to deal with the aftermath of the deadly San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in September 2010 is approaching $1.5 billion, senior executives at the utility said Thursday, during a week in which city officials lashed out at the utility and the city of San Francisco sued federal pipeline regulators.

February 20, 2012

PG&E: San Bruno Pipe Bill Approaches $1.5B

The cost to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) shareholders to deal with the aftermath of the deadly San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in September 2010 is approaching $1.5 billion, senior executives at the utility said Thursday.

February 17, 2012

Tougher Interstate Gas Pipe Restrictions Considered

Federal regulators are seeking to toughen regulations for interstate natural gas pipelines following two deadly explosions that rocked the West and East Coasts within the past year.

November 7, 2011

PG&E Receives Final San Bruno Report, Faces More Fines

Federal regulators last Monday issued their final report and recommendations on the deadly Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA, a year ago. The 140-page document goes into more detail about what led up to the conclusions and recommendations released at the end of August (see NGI, Aug. 5).

October 3, 2011

NTSB Issues Final San Bruno Report; PG&E Makes Changes

Federal regulators Monday issued their final report and recommendations on the deadly Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA, a year ago. The 140-page document goes into more detail about what led up to the conclusions and recommendations released at the end of last month (see Daily GPI, Aug. 31).

September 27, 2011
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