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Pacific Gas & Electric

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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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Plastic gas pipes to be replaced in California after explosions 16 March 2012

California state regulators have said large sections of Pacific Gas & Electric’s gas distribution network will need replacing because of the high risk of failure of a particular type of plastic pipe used extensively throughout the network. Pipes made by DuPont before 1973 from a plastic called Aldyl-A were responsible for explosions in Cupertino and Sacramento in 2011. ...

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PG&E to pay San Bruno $70m for pipeline blast 13 March 2012

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay the Californian city of San Bruno $70 million as compensation for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes, the city and utility announced on March 13. This is thought to be the first time a municipality had been recompensed directly after an incident of this sort....

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San Francisco sues US pipeline agency for PG&E explosion 17 February 2012

San Francisco is sueing a federal agency for failing to enforce safety standards before the 2010 explosion of a PG&E Corp. gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, that killed eight people. In addition, negotiations between PG&E and the San Bruno municipality over restitution for the blast have apparently stalled....