July 24, 2001 |
PG&E Corp.'s Pacific Gas & Electric, California's largest utility, won a four-month extension to file a Chapter 11 recovery plan free from interference from creditors and other groups. The utility's sole right to file a plan was extended from Aug. 6 to Dec. 6. Creditors, shareholders and others with a stake in the case could have presented their own plans had the extension not been granted.
September 20, 2005 |
PG&E Corp.'s Pacific Gas & Electric utility said it fired a consulting company suspected of hacking into the computer system of an irrigation district that is trying to take over territory from the utility. An employee of the consultant, Meridian Pacific Inc., allegedly obtained computer files last week from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, which is attempting to take over territory with about 35,000 power meters, Pacific Gas spokesman Jon Tremayne said Monday.
May 17, 1989
More Customers for Pipeline: Pacific Gas Transmission Co. added 12 natural gas shippers who would use its proposed PGT--PG&E pipeline expansion to Kern River Station. With the addition of these shippers, including Canadian producers and California industrial users, the project is fully subscribed, the company said. The $945-million pipeline expansion is sponsored by PGT and its parent, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Last April, three Southern California utilities signed up to use some of the pipeline's expanded capacity to ship gas from Alberta, Canada.
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April 18, 2010 |
The most important thing to know about Proposition 16 on California's June ballot is that it was written and bankrolled by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for the benefit of PG&E. There'd be nothing wrong with that, necessarily, if its customers also benefited. But Prop. 16 seeks to lock them into the private utility's grasp without any realistic opportunity of ever escaping to an electricity provider with cheaper rates. And it would apply to the customers of any private -- or "investor-owned" -- utility, such as Southern California Edison or San Diego Gas & Electric.
October 3, 1993 |
A natural gas explosion early Friday morning at a Pacific Gas & Electric Co storage plant near here caused $2 million in damage to the plant, PG&E spokeswoman Janic Wright said. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blast was under investigation.
February 2, 1988
Vandals apparently dumped poison into tanks at Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s marine biology lab near San Luis Obispo, killing thousands of commercial abalone worth more than $177,000, authorities said. The shellfish belonged to Abalone Unlimited Inc. "The evidence points to a deliberate act," said Hugh Staton, president of Abalone Unlimited. "We would really like to know why it was done. We don't have a clue as to who, what or why."