Oil spill

Conoco Oil Refinery, Rodeo (AP)

Small Leak Cleaned Up At Rodeo Refinery

A small oil leak at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Rodeo on Sunday has been cleaned up and no off-site impact was reported, refinery spokesman Mark Hughes said Monday.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Firms Settle On Payment To Fishermen Hurt By ’07 Cosco Busan Spill

Two international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco’s commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen in the San Francisco Bay (U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Cutter Arrives In San Francisco After Gulf Cleanup Mission

The sun beamed across a clear blue sky and a marching band played as the Coast Guard cutter Aspen docked on Yerba Buena Island, five months after it was dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to help clean up the BP spill.


Coast Guard Contains Oil Leak From Boat Near Antioch

ANTIOCH (AP) – The Coast Guard says it has contained an oil leak that spilled up to 800 gallons of diesel in the water off Antioch. Personnel from the Coast Guard and the California Department […]

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010

Meeting to Determine Oil Spill Cleanup

State wildlife officials have banned fishing along a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the Petaluma River because of an oil spill Monday.


BP Bakersfield Project Under Scrutiny

A California consumer group is asking the government to take a closer look at an experimental project, partially owned by BP. The project, near Bakersfield, is one of many Senator John McCain listed, earlier this […]


Obama Applauds Breakthrough on Gulf Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama is applauding headway that has been made to stop the nation’s worst oil spill, saying the Gulf of Mexico operation is “finally close to coming to an end.”


Oil Spill Taints UC Berkeley's BP-funded Research

BERKELEY, Calif.– BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fueling opposition to the University of California, Berkeley’s research partnership with the British company.


BP's Oil Well to Stay Shut Despite Tropical Storm

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Engineers have grown so confident in the leaky cap trapping oil inside BP’s crippled well that they will leave it closed and unwatched if a tropical storm that […]


Obama: Good News in the Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says BP’s successful capping of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is “good news.”