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PG&E gas pipeline explodes near Fresno; at least 11 hurt

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin
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By John King, David R. Baker and Kale Williams A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. natural gas pipeline near Fresno erupted in a fireball Friday afternoon — injuring at least 11 people and temporarily closing down Highway 99 — after a tractor operator accidentally punctured the 12-inch line, authorities said. Eleven victims were transported to
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San Bruno explosion: PG&E criminal trial will begin in March 2016

Mar 11th, 2015 | By admin
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By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com SAN FRANCISCO — The PG&E criminal trial on federal charges for its alleged role in causing a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno will start one year from now — which would be more than five years after the lethal blast, it was disclosed at a court hearing in San Francisco
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Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
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Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head By J.K. Dineen Published 8:56 pm, Thursday, February 12, 2015 Some 250 guests packed a downtown San Francisco ballroom on Thursday night to honor Michael Peevey, the embattled former California Public Utilities Commission president who is under investigation for possible corruption at the agency. Outside, a dozen protesters tried
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PG&E due to be arraigned on April 21 in criminal case over San Bruno explosion

Apr 9th, 2014 | By admin
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By George Avalos Oakland Tribune SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E is scheduled to be formally told of the felony criminal charges against it in connection with its alleged role in the fatal San Bruno natural gas explosion when the utility is arraigned at a hearing on April 21. The utility is expected to enter a plea
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Federal criminal charges likely in fatal Calif. pipeline explosion

Mar 27th, 2014 | By admin
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·Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary filed a disclosure document Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting that they expect
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Vacant Carmel home destroyed in explosion

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin
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By LARRY PARSONS Herald Staff Writer A natural gas explosion leveled a long-vacant Carmel home late Monday morning and shattered windows on two nearby homes. The blast was heard blocks away. A one-block area around the home at Third Avenue and Guadalupe Street was evacuated for about an hour to make sure gas in the
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STATE NATURAL GAS REGULATIONS!

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By admin

www.NaturalGasWatch.org  Added an amazing new chapter to their website where all visitors can browse each states natural gas regulations from one source with NGW. MUCH MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO COME!! www.naturalgaswatch.org



This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – November 4, 2013

Nov 4th, 2013 | By Mark
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Every month natural gas leaks and explosions do serious damage, with more often than not fatal consequences. October 2013 was no exception. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to click on one of the advertisements you’ll find above or on the right-hand side
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The Emails PG&E Didn’t Want You To See

Oct 9th, 2013 | By Mark
An aerial view of the San Bruno, California, natural gas explosion as it happened in September 2010. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

More than a week after internal emails discussing the possibility of a another massive natural gas explosion came to light, the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday ordered PG&E to shut down a pipeline that runs through San Carlos, California, until the agency can verify that it is safe to operate. Ed. note: If you enjoy
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PG&E Continued to Operate Natural Gas Pipeline After Court Order to Shut It Down

Oct 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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PG&E continued to operate a potentially explosive natural gas pipeline in norther California for nearly a week after a Superior court judge ordered the transmission line to be shut down, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to
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