PG&E will test safety of hundreds of miles of gas pipelines

By Victoria Schlesinger

After PG&E could only produce safety records for two-thirds of its 1,805 miles of pipeline, and could find no records at all for 8 percent of them, the utility company promised to begin rigorous testing in Northern and Central California. High-pressure water tests will begin with 152 miles of pipe that resemble the faulty San Bruno pipelines in last September’s explosion. PG&E has yet to say whether it will raise rates to pay for the tests. [Read more - San Francisco Chronicle]

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