Gallery of PG&E Exposed Pipelines & Spans

In 2018, PG&E reported to the CPUC 14 exposed pipeline locations in Lafayette. When questioned, PG&E said Lafayette has no exposed pipelines. We aim to help document the true extent of exposed pipelines in Lafayette -- here is a partial list of exposed sections and spans.

Buckeye 
Ranch Trail

 
Exposed or Design Span: sagging, coating damage, overhanging trees, unsupported, risk of runoff debris, wildfire, erosion. PG&E eventually studied and remedied by removing nearby vegetation after receiving media attention. 

Buckeye Ranch Trail 1
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Buckeye Ranch Trail 2
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Buckeye Ranch Trail 3
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Buckeye Ranch Trail 4
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Buckeye Ranch Trail 5
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Buckeye Ranch Trail - 2015
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Twin Canyon Girl Scout Camp

 

Design Span: unprotected from children play areas, unsupported, trees overhead, scratched coating. 
 

PG&E pipeline - Girl Scout Camp
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PG&E Pipeline - Girl Scout Camp 2
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PG&E Pipeline - Girl Scout Camp 3
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PG&E Pipeline - Girl Scout Camp 4
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Border of Twin Canyon Girl Scout Camp and Briones Park

 

Exposed Pipeline: unmarked as gas pipeline, in loose soil & actively eroding hillside.

 

PG&E Pipeline - Briones/GS Camp
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PG&E Pipeline - Briones/GS Camp
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PG&E Pipeline - Briones/GS Camp
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PG&E Pipeline - Briones/GS Camp
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PG&E Pipeline - Briones/GS Camp
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PG&E cut trees - Briones Park
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Prado Way
 
Design Span: large oak trees increasingly leaning over span, pipeline angle, near residential homes. PGE eventually removed trees after we brought media attention.
 

PG&E Exposed Span - Prado Way
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PG&E Exposed Span - Prado Way
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Exposed PG&E Span - Prado Way
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Trees over PG&E Exposed Span
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Moraga Blvd.

 

Design Span: exposed to vandalism, earthquake liquidation zone, High Consequence Area.

 

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Lafayette Moraga Trail
 
Exposed pipeline replaced
Dec. 2018. 

Why did PG&E prioritize this pipeline replacement over the ones above?


(pics before & during construction)

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IMG_6654 (2)
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