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Pacific Gas & Electric

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One dead, two injured in California gas explosion 17 November 2015

A heavy equipment operator was killed after puncturing a natural gas line in Central California, creating an explosion and 200-foot-high plumes of flame that destroyed a nearby home. The flames could be seen for miles on November 13 south of Bakersfield and two people in a house nearby were injured with up to 30% burns, according to local ambulance staff....

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California gas pipe explosion injures 12 23 April 2015

Twelve people were injured and six were being treated for critical or serious injuries at a Fresno, California, hospital after a PG&E Corp. natural gas pipeline ruptured and ignited a fire on April 17. The explosion happened after workers not affiliated with PG&E struck a 12 inch gas line with a backhoe. Some of the injured were inmates from Fresno County Jail. ...

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PG&E ordered to pay $1.6 billion penalty for 2010 California pipeline explosion 10 April 2015

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) has been ordered to pay a $1.6 billion penalty – the largest ever levied against a US public utility – for a 2010 explosion in a gas pipeline it operated that killed eight people, injured 58 and destroyed dozens of homes in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno....

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PG&E faces $1.4 billion fine for San Bruno blast 03 September 2014

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that Pacific Gas & Electric should face a $1.4 billion fine over the pipeline explosion that devastated the town of San Bruno in the suburbs of San Francisco. The explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes on September 19, 2010....

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California utility company faces criminal charges for San Bruno pipeline explosion 07 April 2014

On April 1, utility PG&E was federally indicted on 12 criminal counts relating to the fatal 2010 pipeline explosion and fire  that levelled a large area of the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, killed 8 and injured 58. It also destroyed 38 homes and damaged another 70....

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Regulators propose $2.25-billion San Bruno explosion fine for PG&E 17 July 2013

The California Public Utilities Commission is proposing a $2.25-billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric for the September 2010 San Bruno natural gas explosion. In an amended brief filed in the pipeline case, the commission’s safety division cited the eight people killed and 38 homes destroyed in the blast in the San Francisco Bay area suburb....

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San Bruno seeks $1.25 billion fine for PG&E over pipeline explosion 07 May 2013

More than two years after a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, city leaders plan to press state regulators to impose fines of more than $1 billion on PG&E Corp., the pipeline's owner. The September 2010 explosion of the natural gas pipeline caused a massive fire that killed eight people, injured 58 others, and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes....

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Appointment of San Bruno mediator criticised by several concerned parties 19 October 2012

Ratepayer groups and the cities of San Bruno and San Francisco denounced the "unilateral" appointment of former Senator George Mitchell to mediate talks over how much Pacific Gas and Electric should be fined for safety violations in the 2010 pipeline disaster that killed eight people....

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PG&E CEO says San Bruno explosion could cost utility $1 billion 31 August 2012

PG&E president and CEO Tony Earley said on August 30 that civil settlements and potential fines stemming from a fatal gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno two years ago could cost the company more than $1 billion. The explosion and subsequent fire in the San Francisco suburb killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed large parts of the neighbourhood...

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Final California PG&E pipeline blast scammer ends up in prison 17 July 2012

The seventh and final person charged with scamming aid bound for survivors of the PG&E gas line blast in San Bruno has been sentenced to time behind bars. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Robert Foiles gave Deonte Jerome Bennett of Oakland three years in prison for pretending to be a victim of the blast that killed eight people in September 2010. ...

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