PG&E customers could pay for gas explosion

By Victoria Schlesinger

PG&E may ask its customers to foot part of the bill for a gasline explosion in San Bruno last September that killed 8 people. The utility company spent $63 million in 2010 on the explosion and anticipates paying out considerably more on lawsuits and pipeline tests. PG&E reported $1.1 billion in profits for 2010. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Tags: bill, cost, gasline explosion, , pipeline, san bruno

One Response to PG&E customers could pay for gas explosion

  1. William F. Bailey on 02/18/2011 at 4:24 pm

    Somehow, I had a feeling that this was coming.

    A utility that can blow $46,000,000 trying to shove Proposition 16 down our throats can afford to fix what happened in San Bruno on their own.

    While PG&E was electioneering last year, they were NOT spending the $52M they were supposed to be using on pipeline maintenance.

    We’ve spent a couple of decades turning the CPUC into a toothless old mutt, I know. But if there were ever a time we needed that CPUC to stand up for us, it’s now.

    PG&E’s laziness, greed and incompetence cost eight people their lives. This badly needs to be down to the shareholders – not the ratepayers.

    Bill Bailey,
    Santa Clara



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