Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

Feds Propose More Safety Valves For Gas Lines

Jul 10th, 2015 | By admin
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Thu, 07/09/2015 – 3:12pm Matthew Brown, Garance Burke, The Associated Press The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. after deadly fires and explosions going back decades that could have been avoided. Inspectors assess damage around the area of a
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TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines December 2010

Jul 5th, 2015 | By admin
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NaturalGasWatch.org NEEDS YOU! Looking for volunteer help with posting Gas Explosion News for Non-Profit

Jul 5th, 2015 | By admin
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NaturalGasWatch.org is a non-profit website that shares natural gas explosion news & information with the goal of public awareness to improve pipeline safety. This site is a critical tool for pipeline safety, but it’s challenging to run regular updates as it is truly run by a couple of folks who have full time commitments with
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. President Announces Retirement

May 27th, 2015 | By admin

SAN FRANCISCO — May 27, 2015, 2:14 AM ET The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service. PG&E
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PG&E indicted on 12 criminal charges in San Bruno blast case

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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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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Utility to pay $1.6B after deadly California pipeline rupture

Apr 9th, 2015 | By admin
On September 9, 2010, a section of PG&E pipeline exploded in San Bruno, destroying 37 homes. Eight people died, and more than 50 others were injured.

By Amanda Watts, CNN Updated 4:33 PM ET, Thu April 9, 2015 CNN)The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday said it is ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay a record $1.6 billion penalty for unsafe operation of its gas transmission system, including the pipeline rupture that killed eight people in San Bruno in September
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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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