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San Bruno Blast

Utility Faces Record Fines Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record ...

Utility Company To Pay Half A Billion Dollars In Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric expects to pay a total of $565 million in third-party settlements for the deadly 2010 gas line explosion tha...

AUDIT: PG&E Squandered Ratepayers' $50 Million Earmarked For Safety

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. did not use more than $50 million it collected from ratepayers that was meant to improve its gas pipe...

Former Manager Makes Chilling Claim About PG&E

San Mateo County Times, Calif. | Joshua Melvin | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who says he was hired to help clean up PG&E's shoddy records system in the wake of the deadly San Bruno blast has sued the util...

PG&E Slapped With Harsh Punishment For San Bruno Explosion

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.06.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligen...

OH, REALLY? Public To Help Pay For PG&E's Deadly Blast

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.19.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate increase of $299 million to help ...

Inside The Latest PG&E Drama

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell has stepped down from overseeing private settlement talks over a deadly Northern California pip...

Another San Bruno Pipeline Scandal

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. agreed to pay more than $2 million to a teenager burned in the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline exp...

NOT AGAIN: PG&E Pipeline Bursts Near Deadly Blast Site

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 08.03.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than a dozen homes were evacuated Thursday after a 2-inch plastic gas pipe ruptured in the same San Francisco suburb where a pip...

PG&E Engineer Gives Shocking Testimony About San Bruno Explosion

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A senior Pacific Gas & Electric Co. engineer testified that he repeatedly warned his supervisors before a fatal gas pipeline e...

Victims Of San Bruno Explosion Reach Settlement With PG&E

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The families of five people who died in a 2010 pipeline explosion in suburban San Francisco have settled lawsuits against...

PG&E Reveals Source Of Deadly San Bruno Blast

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly two years after a gas line under the sleepy suburban community of San Bruno exploded, leaving eight people dead and 38 homes destroyed, Pacific...

'We Want To Pay Restitution For The Great Tragedy We Caused'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The city of San Bruno said Wednesday settlement talks were back on track with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. about compensation for ...

FINALLY: PG&E Assumes Civil Liability In San Bruno Blast

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials confirmed Tuesday the company will take financial responsibility for the deadly San Bruno p...

ALL THEIR FAULT: Report Officially Blames PG&E For Deadly San Bruno Blast

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators lay the blame squarely on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight ...

Two Bills Aim To Fix 'Poor And Uncoordinated Response' To Pipeline Disaster

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

By SHEILA V. KUMAR, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two bills written in response to a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion that tore ...

Officials: PG&E's 'Litany Of Failures' Led To Deadly San Bruno Explosion

AP | JOAN LOWY and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — A federal safety panel blamed a series of missteps by one of the nation's largest gas companies for the largest pipeline accident i...

PG&E Utility Crew Before San Bruno Blast: 'We're Screwed'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Minutes before eight people died in a fiery pipeline explosion, California utility crews raced to stop gas pressure surges they ...

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...