New Details Emerge On San Bruno Pipeline's Prior LeakA California utility under fire for a deadly pipeline explosion is revealing that key information it gave federal investigators about past problems on its ruptured gas line is being called into question by some employees.
Calif OKs PG&E Rate Hike To Pay For Old MetersCalifornia regulators have approved a plan allowing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to charge its customers more for electricity to make up for profits lost when SmartMeters were installed.
AP: U.S. Attorney's Office Examining San Bruno ExplosionFederal prosecutors are seeking thousands of pages of documents from California regulators as they launch an investigation into a deadly gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb.
PG&E Exec. Resigns In Wake Of Calif Pipeline Blast Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s top executive is stepping down following a "challenging year" that included a natural gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight and left 38 homes destroyed, the company announced Thursday.
CPUC Says PG&E Should Allow Smart Meter Opt-OutCalifornia regulators will ask Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to set up a process so its customers can opt out of smart meters if they have concerns about the devices' potential health effects.
Fed Agency Calls For Gas Pipeline Safety ReformsThe nation needs new solutions to improve the safety of natural gas pipelines coursing beneath neighborhoods, federal investigators said Thursday as a three-day hearing on last year's deadly blast in a San Francisco suburb drew to a close.
PG&E Memo Says Valves That Could Automatically Shut Off Gas In Emergencies Were of "Little" ValueOfficials for a California gas company involved in a deadly pipeline accident last September acknowledged Tuesday that four years before the accident they rejected installing valves that could have automatically shut off or remotely controlled the flow of gas.
Calif. Utility Told To Cut Gas Pipeline PressuresCalifornia 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.
Calif. Congresswoman: PG&E Can't Find Key RecordsA California congresswoman says Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s president told her the utility cannot find key records for nearly a third of its gas transmission lines running through urban areas.
Report: Calif Warned PG&E About Gas PipelineCalifornia regulators warned Pacific Gas & Electric Co. about natural gas pipeline safety problems more than 18 months before September's deadly San Bruno explosion that killed eight people and leveled 37 homes.
PG&E Directors Hire Consultants To Study Gas LinesPacific Gas and Electric Co.'s board of directors is hiring an independent consulting firm to review its natural gas transmission and distribution lines following the deadly explosion in San Bruno.