PG&E Violations - General

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Below are some web pages that identify PG&E violations
that were discovered after the San Bruno catastrophe.
Quotations taken from the linked pages are in red.

PG&E Violated Pipeline Safety Rules, Investigators Say

Investigators concluded that PG&E violated 3,062 code violations that they calculated were equivalent to more than 15 million daily violations over the period of "noncompliance."

Friday's report found that PG&E's utility neglected high-pressure gas pipelines that run underneath urban areas, that the utility did not patrol those pipelines, as required by federal and state law, and that it operated some of those aging segments of pipe at pressures that were too high and might have compromised their safety.

PG&E didn't monitor its pipelines in urban areas closely enough, and as a result, the utility wrongly classified several hundred pipeline segments as being in sparsely populated areas when they traversed densely populated areas, the report found.

The company has proposed that customers pay for most of the work. Consumer advocates and some lawmakers, however, have argued that PG&E should pay for all or most or of the work, as it is remedial work the utility should have done in previous years and that customers thought had been completed.


A scathing report about PG&E behavior.


Lists many PG&E violations.

Incident Investigation Report
September 9, 2012 PG&E Pipeline Rupture in San Bruno, California

Starting on Page 162, the report lists PG&E violations uncovered after the San Bruno disaster.

PG&E slammed for 'meaningless' changes

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. made "meaningless" pledges following the San Bruno pipeline disaster while doing nothing to change its corporate emphasis on profit over ensuring the safety of its natural-gas system, a top California utility safety official alleges in an extraordinarily harsh regulatory filing.

PUC Not Impressed by PG&E "Jingles and Slogans" Since San Bruno Explosion

a top California Public Utility Commission (PUC) official blamed the company's bias toward shareholder interests over safety for a voluminous list of violations that contributed to the disaster