SAN FRANCISCO—In a response to state and local officials demanding the release of classified information, Pacific Gas & Electric Company has released a "Top 100" list of pipelines throughout the State of California that the agency is monitoring for safety and structural purposes.
The list, entitled "Long Range Gas Transmission Pipeline Planning Input," showcases several pipelines being monitored for evaluation or repair throughout the Sacramento area.
Also on the list is 8,000 feet of pipe through rural Lodi along Armstrong Road and more than 4,000 feet of pope near the Rio Vista Bridge under the waters of the Sacramento River. Both lines needs to be monitored due to ground movements, PG&E says.
The list covers 133,503 feet of pipeline throughout California.
PG&E was called on to release the list by several state and local utility monitoring agencies after a thirty inch-wide natural gas pipeline burst in San Bruno less than two weeks ago. The burst caused an explosion that destroyed more than a dozen homes, burned several dozen people and killed four residents. Three people are still listed as missing in connection with the incident, which caused damage to homes worth about $23 million collectively.
The San Bruno pipeline that burst was not on PG&E's Top 100 critical lines list, which was drafted one year ago.