PG&E to inpsect 3.8 miles of natural gas pipeline in San Carlos

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PG&E will perform a weeklong inspection on a 3.8-mile stretch of a natural gas transmission line in San Carlos — from Commercial Street to its end point off Edgewood Road — starting Monday, Nov. 30.

The work involves sending an advanced inspection device, called a “smart pig,” into the pipeline, the city said. The smart pig is equipped with sensors to allow engineers to analyze the interior of the pipeline and its associated components and to make repairs where needed.

It’s part of ongoing safety work on the pipeline, called Line 147, in partnership with the city. The work may cause noise and people in the area may smell gas as natural gas is safely vented from the pipeline, city officials said. No interruptions to gas service in the area are expected.

“During this project, customers and people in the area may see PG&E and contractor trucks and other heavy equipment on Commercial Street, where the ‘smart pig’ device will be inserted into the line,” the city said. “Along Brittan Avenue, PG&E trucks and crews will be parked at various points along the line monitoring progress.”

The work may cause noise and people in the area may smell gas as natural gas is safely vented from the pipeline, city officials said.

Over the course of our work, people in the area may smell gas and hear a loud, steady noise as we safely vent natural gas from the pipeline.

Anyone with questions about the smell of gas or project can call the 24-hour helpline at 1-800-743-5000.

Photo credit: City of San Pablo

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