PG&E venting gas to prepare for pressure testing

September 30, 2011 12:26:53 PM PDT
PG&E is advising residents in Oakland and the San Carlos-Redwood City border to expect to smell natural gas.

PG&E began venting a natural gas pipeline near the intersection of Edgewood Road and I-280 on the San Carlos-Redwood City border and at 52nd Avenue and San Leandro Street in Oakland.

The venting is in preparation for pressure testing on a section of the pipeline. PG&E is conducting the tests in response to last September's pipeline explosion.