Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

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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Firefighters battled natural gas fire Friday morning

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Oaktown, Ind. (WTHI) – Fire and emergency crews battled a fire at a natural gas compression station in Knox County early Friday. One home was evacuated, but the residents have been allowed to return. The fire happened at around 4 a.m. in Oaktown, Indiana near Freelandville Road and Newell Road. Fire crews wrapped up their
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“NaturalGasWatch.ORG” Delay in Updates…..WHY?——GREED!!

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Greetings Friends! As you may have noticed. www.NaturalGasWatch.org has been on somewhat of a forced hiatus in posting new updates due to an unscrupulous individual attempting to generate a PROFIT from our NON-PROFIT website work in improving natural gas pipeline safety by accusing Natural Gas Watch of a copyright infringement/theft. We were sent a demand
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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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