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PG&E moves for gas pipeline replacement


Two large gas pipelines buried along Junipero Serra Blvd. will be among the first sections updated under PG&E’s plan to test or replace aging pipelines.

At a May 9 meeting with Stanford officials, PG&E engineers proposed replacing or relocating some of the pipelines found on University land. PG&E expects to replace Line 109, which has been around since 1936, by 2013. Line 132, which was installed in 1947, is slated to be replaced by 2014.

“Stanford officials will continue to work closely with PG&E on its testing and replacement work as well as ensure that important ongoing local projects in the vicinity of the pipelines are appropriately coordinated with the utility company,” said Larry Gibbs, associate vice provost of the Environmental Health and Safety department, in a statement to the Stanford Report.

The proposal still needs to be fleshed out and approved by the California Public Utilities Commission in order for the projects to proceed.

–Tyler Brown and An Le Nguyen


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