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Within a few years of its incorporation, PG&E made significant inroads into Northern California's hydroelectric industry through purchase of existing water storage and conveyance facilities.These included many reservoirs, dams, ditches and flumes built by mining interests in the Sierras that were no longer commercially viable.The Donahue brothers and Eastland incorporated the San Francisco Gas Company on August 31, 1852, with 0,000 of authorized capital.The company became the first gas utility in the West.Today there is a network of eight compressor stations linked by "40,000 miles of distribution pipelines and over 6,000 miles of transportation pipelines" serving "4.2 million customers from Bakersfield to the Oregon border." In the 1950s and 1960s, at both Topock and Hinkley compressor stations, hexavalent chromium in the form of an additive was used in rust-prevention in "the cooling towers that prepared the gas for transportation through PG&E’s pipeline to northern and central California." The company's assorted central offices were damaged by the quake and destroyed by the subsequent fire.Its San Francisco Gas and Electric Company subsidiary in particular suffered significant infrastructure loss, as its distribution systems—miles of gas mains and electric wires—were dissevered.
By the end of 1855, the company had laid more than 6 ½ miles of pipe and 154 street lamps were in operation.PG&E began delivering natural gas to San Francisco and northern California in 1930 through the longest pipeline in the world, connecting the Texas gas fields to northern California with compressor stations that included cooling towers every 300 miles (480 km), at Topock, Arizona, on the state line, and near the town of Hinkley, California.With the introduction of natural gas, the company began retiring its polluting gas manufacturing facilities, though it kept some plants on standby.In San Francisco, street lighting was available only on Merchant Street, in the form of oil lamps.Three brothers—Peter, James, and Michael Donahue—became interested in gas manufacturing while running the foundry that later became Union Iron Works, the largest shipbuilding operation on the West Coast. Eastland, an engineer and clerk at the foundry, joined them in gathering as much information on gas making as they could find.