- California regulators yesterday doubled a fine against PG&E's Pacific Gas & Electric (PCG) utility to $14.4M for submitting wrong data about an aging San Francisco-area natural gas pipeline and not correcting the error for more than a year.
- The California Public Utilities Commission is cracking down on misinformation of this type because the pipeline is similar to one PG&E operated in San Bruno that exploded in 2010, killing eight people and injuring 58 others.
- PG&E considers the fine excessive but admits its communication efforts fell short of expectations.
California regulators double PG&E fine for submitting wrong data
Dec 20 2013, 08:40 ET