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Pacific Gas & Electric

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Utility under fire again as California faces blackouts and wildfires cause mass evacuations 29 October 2019

Close to 200,000 Northern California residents, many of them left in the dark by a third power shutdown in a month, have been ordered to leave their homes as high winds fuelled an explosion of wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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Gas explosion and blaze on major San Francisco boulevard is latest blow for PG&E 07 February 2019

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) faced up to the latest in a string of safety incidents on February 6 when a leak from a gas pipe ignited on a major thoroughfare in San Francisco causing a large blast and fire that consumed at least five buildings. An evacuation order was imposed for people within a block of the site but there were no reports of casualties....

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California’s largest utility now accused of falsifying safety records 21 December 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), which is facing possible bankruptcy over its role in the devastating fires that swept across California in 2017 and 2018, has been accused by California regulators of violating safety documentation rules relating to its gas pipelines following the San Bruno explosion in 2010. This killed eight people and wiped out an entire neighbourhood in the San Francisco suburbs....

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Pacific Gas & Electric stock price falls ahead of lawsuits by California fire victims 19 November 2018

The admission by California’s biggest power company that it may be to blame for at least one of the deadly fires ravaging the state sent company stock prices crashing by more than 60% compared to its pre-fire level. PG&E told the US Securities and Exchange Commission on November 13 that its equipment may have sparked the Camp Fire in Northern California, the worst fire in the state’s history in terms of fatalities....

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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....