Shell Station Gas Pumps

California Gas Prices Hit Another Record High

California gasoline prices have hit another record high but the increase was smaller than in past days and officials are hoping that the early release of a winter fuel blend will help ease the sticker shock.


(Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Bay Area Gas Prices Up More Than 50 Cents This Month

Average gas prices in the Bay Area have skyrocketed in the past month, jumping by 51 cents to $4.41 per gallon, according to a report released this week by AAA.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Treacherous Oakland Hills Roads Hinder Firefighters

There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.


Natural Gas Well

Closer Look: Focus On Natural Gas Recalls Delta Town’s Heyday

With a renewed emphasis on natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative fuel, Rio Vista — at the center of one of the state’s biggest gas fields — should benefit but there are signs that the gas wells are slowly giving out.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Some East Bay Residents Upset Over New Wildfire Plan

A wild land management plan for the East Bay hills has been approved, but not everyone is happy with it, believing the plan doesn’t go far enough.


Win Passes To The Fall Power And Sailboat Expo

Bay Area Boaters Feeling Pinched At The Pump

Boaters in the Bay Area are struggling with the rising costs of gas to fill up their boats.



Diesel Spills Into San Mateo Marina

Firefighters are requesting boaters to stay away from the San Mateo Marina Lagoon while crews clean up a diesel fuel spill Saturday afternoon.

CBS San Francisco–04/16/2011

Boom surrounds the disabled barge near the St. Francis Yacht Club (CBS)

Barge Stuck Off San Francisco Moved To Oakland

Authorities have removed a barge that became beached near San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club Tuesday, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–02/16/2011

The barge ran aground near the St. Francis Yacht Club Tuesday. (CBS)

Oil Sheen Reported After Barge Runs Aground In San Francisco

A barge ran aground and became stuck near San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club early Tuesday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011

Ethanol is derived from corn. (CBS)

EPA Considers Raising Ethanol Limit for Gasoline

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule by the end of September on whether to allow gasoline retailers to increase the maximum amount of ethanol in their gas mixtures from 10 to 15 percent.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/20/2010



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