Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) is working on restoring electric and gas service after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Napa County, California.
So far, PG&E has lowered the operating pressure of its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and conducted two patrols of the transmission system. Crews are also looking for any distribution line leaks, which are being repaired immediately by onsite crews.
The company received 439 gas odor calls and determined that 20 of those calls were earthquake-related gas outages.
On Monday crews began conducting gas safety checks for all customers in the impacted area. These will continue over the next few days.
“We’re committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure the safety of our system and the well-being of our customers and the communities we serve. I want our customers to know they can count on us,” said Chris Johns, president of PG&E.
Approximately 70,000 customers were without electric power following the earthquake, however, power has been restored to 62,700 customers.
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