Pg&e Violated Pipeline Safety Rules, Investigators Say

California investigators said PG&E violated state and federal pipeline safety rules by ignoring requirements for aging natural-gas transmission pipelines underneath homes, businesses and other densely populated areas.

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  • Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal ... - TMC Net
    Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal ... - TMC Net
    10/12/2014 - 8:48 am | View Link
  • NEW: Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal ... - Morning Call
    They ordered PG&E to pay a record $1.4 billion fine. ... toward natural gas pipeline safety improvements. ... is suspected of violating safety ...
    10/11/2014 - 10:39 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Prosecutors: PG&E ignored safety law on numerous gas lines
    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. ignored federal law not just in San Bruno but on hundreds of gas-line segments before the 2010 disaster, showing a pattern of intentional disregard for rules requiring testing for at-risk pipes, prosecutors say. The utility spiked gas pressure on pipelines throughout its system in Northern and Central California, then chose to ignore a federal requirement that such ...
    09/9/2014 - 9:59 pm | View Link
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    The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. * The extremist group Islamic State posted a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, bringing calls for the U.S. * California regulators want PG&E Corp's utility to pay $1.4 billion in fines and penalties over a fatal natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California. The state Public ...
    09/3/2014 - 12:05 am | View Link
  • PG&E Penalized $1.4B for Deadly Pipeline Blast
    California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a lethal 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in flames, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about the oversight of aging pipelines.
    09/2/2014 - 5:13 pm | View Link
  • PG&E gets $1.4 billion fine for gas pipeline explosion
    PG&E should pay a $1.4 billion penalty for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion, according to a ruling from California regulatory judges Tuesday. PG&E, the state's largest utility, said in a statement it fully accepts that a penalty is appropriate. 
    09/2/2014 - 4:34 pm | View Link
  • PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly San Bruno pipeline blast
    California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a lethal 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in flames, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about the oversight of aging pipelines.
    09/2/2014 - 4:32 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • 2nd Batch Of Private PG&E Emails Released That CPUC Says Violated Rules
    SAN CARLOS (CBS SF) — PG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission Monday and said it believes both sets of messages violated commission ... a federal pipeline safety law.
    10/7/2014 - 7:45 pm | View Link
  • Judge: PG&E Emails May Have Violated Rules
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility may have violated state rules ... a 2010 explosion of a PG&E gas pipeline that killed eight people in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno. A National Transportation Safety Board report on the blast ...
    09/19/2014 - 7:23 am | View Link
  • PG&E emails may have violated rules, judge says
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility may have violated state rules ... a 2010 explosion of a PG&E gas pipeline that killed eight people in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno. A National Transportation Safety Board report on the blast ...
    09/18/2014 - 9:23 am | View Link
  • PG&E penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast
    The administrative law judges found that PG&E committed nearly 3,800 violations of state and federal laws, rules, standards or regulations ... PG&E on 27 counts alleging the utility violated pipeline safety requirements. Another federal count alleges ...
    09/2/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • PG&E gets $1.4 billion fine for gas pipeline explosion
    The administrative law judges found that PG&E committed nearly 3,800 violations of state and federal laws, rules, standards or regulations ... PG&E on 27 counts alleging the utility violated pipeline safety requirements. Another federal count alleges ...
    09/2/2014 - 9:34 am | View Link
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  • Department of Transportation
    Regulations Regulations & interpretations, proposed rules, approvals & permits, and bulletins for pipeline and hazmat safety.
    10/20/2014 - 9:11 pm | View Website
  • Information on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety
    Information on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety . On September 9, 2010, a 30-inch Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno ...
    10/19/2014 - 2:25 pm | View Website
  • Information on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: Timeline
    Timeline: Natural Gas Pipeline Safety. Information on Hydrotesting and In-Line Inspection. Proceeding: Setting New Rules for Safe, Reliable Operation of State’s ...
    10/19/2014 - 5:06 am | View Website
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ...
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is a United States Department of Transportation agency created in 2004, responsible for developing ...
    10/18/2014 - 7:19 pm | View Website
  • PG&E Fine Attacked as Californians Urge Pipeline Upgrades ...
    California regulators are being criticized for a proposed fine on PG&E Corp. (PCG) for the fatal San Bruno explosion that would put more money into state ...
    09/3/2014 - 5:35 pm | View Website
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