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Pacific Gas & Electric

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Utility held responsible for fatal California wildfires 11 June 2018

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a media release on June 8 that an additional 12 of the wildfires that overwhelmed Northern California's wine country last October were due to tree branches touching Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power lines. Two weeks previously, Cal Fire said PG&E had been responsible for three of the other wildfires that swept across the region. ...

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PG&E managers to complete community service in unusual punishment for 2010 San Bruno explosion 27 January 2017

A federal judge in San Francisco has imposed an unusual sentence on California’s largest utility for its involvement in the September 2010 San Bruno incident, where a major gas pipeline explosion killed eight and injured a further 58. Utility staff, including top executives, will carry out 10,000 hours of community service and the utility will serve five years’ probation....

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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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