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SF Chron: PGE identifies 239 pipelines at risk of failure

Unfortunately, the story does not list them, except a few in the Peninsula.


The Times-Standard ran a story last November on PG&E starting repairs on pipeline 177A, the main pipeline running through Humboldt.




  1. Anonymous
    July 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Here’s a map of the pipeline network, although it’s not clear if the 239 pipelines are contained within this network, or might include smaller pipes at risk that run out to residential neighborhoods.

    And here’s the press release that doesn’t link to the 45 page report to the CPUC that presumably contains the list of 239 pipelines.

  2. July 2, 2012 at 10:03 am

    That one going north/south through Eureka looks like it might be on one of the main drags. E, or H and I streets?

  3. HUUFC
    July 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

    What an amazing part of the infrastructure built years ago to support our lifestyle here in Humboldt County. The gas and electricity comes over from the valley and from there maybe Canada or Washington State. Very impressive system.

  4. Sunny
    July 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

    According to the PG&E map linked to by Anonymous 8:19,
    the main lines through Eureka seem to be on Broadway, Union/Albee, and one going up 14th connecting to S/West and then out Huntoon/Glenwood through Myrtletown.

    I’d sure like to know if any of these are among the 239 “at risk” pipelines, but I’ve been unable to find the list on either the CPUC or PG&E websites.

  5. unanonymous
    July 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

    HUUFC – actually a large part of the natural gas comes from here in the Table Bluff-Tompkins Hill area. We don’t generate enough because most of it is off-shore, apparently and our power plant uses natural gas. There was a little exploration and development activity a few years ago that increased production a little and they opened up a couple new wells west of Alton that drilled a horizontal pipe under the Eel River.

  6. Anonymous
    July 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    The lines travels through ranches and peoples’ property in remote as well as citified areas. I know people with pipe on their property. Whoever said we are lucky to have it is correct. I don’t see how a company can ensure that pipe is completely safe when we live in earthquake country, and for that matter, so is San Bruno. Things happen!

  7. firesidechet
    July 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    We should be running cars on natural gas.

  8. Giggles
    July 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Overlay that map and this map, and start worrying


    or not. Either way :)

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