Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

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

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

Greetings Friends! As you may have noticed. 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

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

·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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Satellite Data Suggests Utility’s Delayed Response Amplified Damage From Pipeline Explosion In San Bruno

Feb 9th, 2014 | By Mark

William Pentland, ENERGY | 2/09/2014 At 6:11 PM on September 9, 2010, a major natural gas pipeline ruptured about 12 miles south of San Francisco in a residential area of the city of San Bruno, CA CA +1.74%. The rupture triggered a massive explosion followed by an equally massive fire. The blast carved a crater
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UGI tests new system to detect gas leaks

Feb 9th, 2014 | By Mark

Utility’s pilot program is part of a settlement over Allentown’s 2011 blast. By Scott Kraus, Of The Morning Call , February 8, 2014 On a frigid February night three years ago, natural gas leaking from a cracked cast-iron distribution line caused a massive explosion that lit up the sky above Allentown, killed five people and leveled eight row
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Well now …

Dec 10th, 2013 | By Mark
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Regular readers of this site – and from the analytics, we can tell that there are tens of thousands of you, all over the world – may have noticed a distinct lack of new content here over the past few weeks and months; a slowing of the pace with which new material (original reporting, supported
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – November 4, 2013

Nov 4th, 2013 | By Mark

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, 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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