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Company: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E)
Current Parent CompanyPG&E Corp.
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Penalty: $1,600,000,000
Year: 2015
Date: April 9, 2015
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: utility safety violation
Violation Description: The California Public Utilities Commission fined Pacific Gas and Electric Company $1.6 billion for the unsafe operation of its gas transmission system, including the pipeline rupture in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010. The decision ordered PG&E to pay $850 million in gas transmission pipeline safety infrastructure improvements; $300 million in a fine to the state's General Fund; $400 million in a one-time bill credit spread across PG&E's gas customers; and approximately $50 million towards other remedies to enhance pipeline safety.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: California Public Utilities Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: I.12-01-007; I.11-02-016; I.11-11-009
Facility State: California
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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