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7th Street in front of the Oakland Police Dept. headquarters is blocked off because of a gas leak, July 11, 2014. (CBS)

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Oakland Police Headquarters

The Oakland Police Department headquarters was evacuated Friday afternoon after the discovery of a gas leak.

07/11/2014

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National ‘Dump The Pump Day’ Encourages Commuters To Ditch The Car And Ride Public Transit

Several San Mateo and Santa Clara County leaders are taking public transportation to work and encouraging other commuters to follow suit.

06/19/2014

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Portola Valley Gas Leak Prompts Shelter-In-Place Alert

Emergency crews were responding Wednesday afternoon to a natural gas leak in Portola Valley, according to San Mateo County and PG&E officials.

06/18/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail Project

Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.

06/16/2014

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2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers

With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.

05/29/2014

Gas prices rise to nearly $6 a gallon in Bolinas, after a station in Point Reyes Station shut down. There is a $1 per gallon tax included. (Credit Don Ford)

Gas Prices Soar To Nearly $6 A Gallon After Point Reyes Station Accident

Drivers visiting western Marin County this week should make sure they have plenty of gasoline as damage to a Point Reyes Station gas station has left the area with few places to refuel, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Bay Area Gas Prices Dip; Expected To Head Lower

As the busy summer travel season approaches, motorists in California can expect to see a dip in gas prices, according to AAA Northern California’s monthly gas survey.

05/14/2014

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Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California Drivers

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.

05/06/2014

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50 Cent Drop In Gas Prices Possible By July 4th Holiday

Gas prices have been surging since February, but the analysts at GasBuddy.com say we may be nearing a peak and could be saving as much as half a buck a gallon off of current rates by the Fourth of July.

05/02/2014

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

San Ramon-Based Chevron Sees Income Slip After Production Decrease

Chevron Corp. says its net income fell 27 percent in the first quarter because of lower global oil prices and decreased production of oil as a result of bad weather.

05/02/2014

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