Report: PG&E gas lines leaks up by 40-percent
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A new report says natural gas pipelines operated by pacific gas and electric leak six times more often than lines operated by comparable companies.
Figures analyzed by the Los Angeles Times show PG&E reported more leaking natural gas lines under populated areas than other nationwide utility companies. The newspaper reports the national average of leaking pipelines has declined 30-percent recently but PG&E's went up by 40-percent.
A major natural gas transmission line exploded three weeks ago in San Bruno, killing 7 people and injuring dozens more.
PG&E said the L.A. Times analysis was flawed because different utility companies use different measurement techniques.
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