It is being reported that PG&E requested a rate hike in 2007 to cover the expense of repairing a "high risk line" which was part of the same gas line that exploded in San Bruno. PG&E never made the repairs. For more information, read the full story at: http://www.ktvu.com/news/25028745/detail.html
Further, state officials awarded PG&E nearly $5 million in rate payer money to repair this line. Despite the fact that PG&E never repaired that line, PG&E is now seeking another $5 million to make the repairs.https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/09/15/pge-accused-of-delaying-crucial-repair-work/
These allegations are being made from TURN, The Utility Reform Network.