When the payouts and penalties are totaled on the aftermath of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA, almost two years ago, the utility may pay as much as $2 billion, PG&E CEO Tony Earley told news media at a press conference Monday in San Francisco.
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While Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) continues to pay a heavy price in state regulatory penalties and fines for its response to the San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, the San Francisco-based utility still struggles with an intensive effort to modernize its gas system recordkeeping.
FERC Friday approved a stipulation and consent agreement levying nearly $12 million in penalties on Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corp. for capacity flipping and shipper-must-have-tile (SMHT) violations.
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, also known as PennFuture, has filed a lawsuit against an Ultra Petroleum subsidiary, alleging that some of the company’s facilities in the Marcellus Shale violate the federal Clean Air Act and state regulations.
With more critical revelations and regulatory penalties unfolding this week, Pacific Gas and Electric. Co. (PG&E) has hunkered down to playing some serious defense, and very clearly not disputing all the critical shots being taken at its natural gas operations — past and present.