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PRESS RELEASE #10072013.2
Subject :

PG&E Confirms Reduced Pressure in Line 147
Natural Gas Transmission Line 147 Reduced to 125psi
Contact :Jeff Maltbie, City Manager, City Manager    (650) 802-4228
Jay Walter, Public Works Director, Public Works    (650) 802-4203
SAN CARLOS, CA, October 7, 2013 – On Monday, October 7, 2013, at approximately 5:15pm, PG&E completed the process to reduce the gas pressure in Line 147, a high pressure natural gas transmission line that runs through San Carlos, effectively removing the line from high pressure transmission service on the Peninsula.

The City believes that operating Line 147 at the reduced pressure meets the intent of the injunction issued by Judge Miram, and allows PG&E to keep the line in use, providing natural gas to residences and business in San Carlos.  The lower pressure in the line and the isolation of the line from the gas transmission system reduces the risk of catastrophic explosion.

City Manager Jeff Maltbie acknowledges the effort on the part of PG&E to shut down Line 147 and continues to demand that the line remain shut down until such time as the California Public Utilities Commission can hold public hearings on Line 147 to determine the current safety of the line and any future operation of Line 147 as a high pressure transmission line.