PG&E will host an open house this week in Oakland to talk to residents about an upcoming pipeline camera inspection and pressure tests.
Customers who live near pressure-test locations have received letters with information about the hydrostatic pressure tests and/or the camera inspection work that will be conducted.
Experts from PG&E will be on hand to answer questions on the testing. Poster boards will provide additional information.
In 2011, PG&E tested the pressure on about 165 miles of gas transmission pipelines. Most of these were in urban areas, known as high-consequence areas. This video explains how a pipeline pressure test works.
The open house is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the Executive Inn and Suites Embarcadero Cove, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606.