Oil Refinery

A pickup truck drives past the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Refineries May Face New Air Quality Rules

Bay Area oil refineries may have to cope with new air quality rules next year forcing them to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 20 percent as air officials have asked their staff to come up with new regulations.

10/16/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Proposed Bay Area Oil Refinery Upgrades Worry Environmentalists

Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.

12/04/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Richmond Council Calls On Chevron To Improve Safety After Refinery Fire

The resolution asks that Chevron make safety at the refinery its top priority, “pay its fair share” in taxes to the city and employ as many Richmond residents as possible.

10/03/2012

ConocoPhillips refinery

Fire Contained At Rodeo Oil Refinery; Health Advisory Lifted

A fire at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo has been contained and a health advisory by the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Program has been lifted, an agency spokesman said.

04/13/2012

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Oil Drum Explodes At Newark Oil Refinery

Alameda County fire personnel, including a hazardous materials team, responded to a report of an explosion at an oil recycling facility in Newark Thursday night, an Alameda County fire battalion chief said.

03/30/2012

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

Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax Case

Contra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.

02/16/2012

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron Looks To Move Ahead On Richmond Refinery Upgrade

Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/24/2011

Newark, Evergreen Oil Refinery fire, explosion

Explosion, Fire At Newark Oil Refinery Causes Acid Spill

Fire crews were on the scene after an explosion caused a fire at an East Bay oil refinery.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/29/2011

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