Calif. Utility Told To Cut Gas Pipeline Pressures
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators have ordered Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to lower the pressure on some natural gas pipelines in heavily populated areas to 20 percent below their maximum thresholds.
The California Public Utilities Commission directed PG&E on Wednesday to drop the pressure on pipelines located in the Central Valley, Santa Clara County and the Santa Cruz County coast. The order stemmed from its investigation into the Sept. 9 explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.
PG&E said late Wednesday that it already has started lowering pressure on the lines below their maximum allowable operating pressures.
The company also acknowledged it had intentionally increased the pressure on a dozen pipelines temporarily, in some cases going above the limit “by a few pounds.”
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