Important gas safety project


At PG&E, our primary responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. As part of that responsibility, we will be installing new facilities throughout our service area. These facilities will help us more efficiently perform mandated safety testing on our natural gas pipelines. In-Line-Inspection (ILI) technology is PG&E’s preferred method of inspecting our natural gas pipelines. It helps us locate defects such as cracks and corrosion. Identifying these issues quickly and efficiently helps keep our customers safe.



What we are doing

We are building new facilities with above-ground pipes. These pipes allow special inspection tools to enter or exit the natural gas pipeline. The tools are used to perform an internal assessment of the pipeline’s condition. Federal regulations (CFR 49, 192 subpart O) require us to perform this regular testing. The testing helps confirm the safety and integrity of the natural gas pipelines that serve our customers. We will also install gravel and build a new fence/wall to provide security.



What is a gas In-Line-Inspection – and why does it need to be done?

In-Line-Inspection technology (ILI) is PG&E's safe and preferred method of inspecting our natural gas pipelines, providing the least intrusive method of inspection to our customers. Watch this video to better understand the best practice process.

PG&E Inspecting Peninsula Pipeline with 'Smart Pig' Built for the Job

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PG&E Inspecting Peninsula Pipeline with 'Smart Pig' Built for the Job

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What you can expect

Where can I get more information?

For questions, please email us at gasprojectinfo@pge.com. If you have safety concerns, please call us at 1-800-743-5000.


Thank you for your patience as we enhance the safety or our natural gas system.