PG&E press release March 6:
BURNEY, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is building a new gas compressor station east of Burney as part of its ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable natural gas to the Burney and North Valley communities.
Construction is scheduled to resume in March and continue through the end of the year to build a 5,000-square-foot facility to house a new compressor station and equipment. Last fall PG&E worked with the contractor to grade the site and will lay the foundation this month. The new structure will match the square footage and height of the existing building.
“In addition to improving the safety and reliability of our natural gas system, construction of this new compressor station will bring additional support to the Intermountain economy as about 60 to 70 workers will be needed at various stages throughout the project,” said Carl Schoenhofer, senior manager of PG&E’s North Valley Division.
PG&E is upgrading its existing gas compressor station at the site, which ensures proper gas pressurization in two of PG&E’s main transmission pipelines that run from Oregon to the Bay Area. The new facility will be more efficient, with state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems.
The facility is located east of Burney in a forested area.
PG&E does not anticipate any impact to natural gas customers while the project is underway.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com and pge.com/news.