A gas line break at Third Avenue and El Camino Real in downtown San Mateo had the large intersection shut down while crews worked to fix the line Wednesday morning, San Mateo police Sgt. David Norris said.
A Northern California man was under arrest after pouring gasoline over his body, law enforcement officers and a building, and attempting to ignite them all.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
BART trains on the Dublin-Pleasanton line were stopped Monday afternoon due to a natural gas odor, a spokeswoman said.
Cheaper gas drove down a measure of wholesale prices in November for the second straight month, a sign inflation remains in check.
Two Danville schools were sheltering in place as fire and PG&E crews investigated the source of a natural gas odor reported in the area, a San Ramon Valley Fire District spokeswoman said.
Exxon said the energy renaissance in the U.S. has staying power and predicts that North America will become a net exporter of oil and gas by the middle of the next decade.
Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area were the first in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae-based biofuel.
California gas prices finally have begun to fall after a month that saw them surging by nearly 50 cents a gallon—but a continuing refinery shutdown may keep supplies short.
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.