San Bruno gas explosion News

Deadly Explosions Near Boston Put Focus on Gas Pipelines

Federal investigators were dispatched to three towns just outside Boston after dozens of explosions and fires along NiSource Inc.’s natural gas network left at least one person dead and 13 injured and displaced over 8,000 customers. Massachusetts State Police reported …

PG&E Required to Run 12,500 TV Ads Admitting Lax Safety Standards

PG&E Corp. was ordered take out television and newspaper advertisements announcing that the company was found guilty of violating safety standards in the wake of a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. Last month, a San Francisco …

California Utility Found Guilty of Obstruction During San Bruno Blast Probe

A federal jury found California’s largest utility guilty of violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area and then misleading investigators about how it was identifying high-risk pipelines. After deliberating for …

NTSB Reports Systemic Flaws in Gas Pipeline Safety Oversight

Three powerful accidents in recent years show systemic weaknesses in how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Wednesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. The National Transportation Safety Board said …

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in San Bruno Blast Probe Obstruction Case

PG&E Corp.’s utility pleaded not guilty to obstructing a federal investigation of the 2010 natural-gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb and said it received grand jury subpoenas in what prosecutors said was a separate …

Criminal Charges for PG&E in Fatal 2010 Gas Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The indictment charges the utility with 12 felony violations …

PG&E to Settle Remaining San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Claims

PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest utility, said it will settle “substantially all” remaining personal injury and property damage claims from a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. The utility announced the agreement today in a regulatory …

California Investigates PG&E Pipeline Safety Practices

California utility regulators are investigating Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s pipeline safety practices after two welders claimed that some of the company’s lines contain weld defects and that repairs have not been made properly. The California Public Utilities Commission on …