Oil

Oil covers rocks and sand at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 19, 2015. An oil pipeline ruptured dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said. The spill was estimated at 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of oil, local media reported. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Pipeline Company Downgrades Estimated Amount Of Oil Spilled On California Coast

Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.

05/25/2015

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

05/21/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Using Lessons Learned From Massive Bay Spill

As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago.

05/21/2015

About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach spreading along about four miles of beach within a few hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa Barbara

Oil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.

05/19/2015

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too Pricey

It’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.

04/27/2015

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Report: Earthquakes Triggered By Oil, Gas Drilling Shake Over A Dozen Areas In U.S.

More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.

04/23/2015

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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

In a file photo, smoke drifts away from the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Small East Bay Fault Could Shut Down Refineries, Disrupt Fuel Industry In A Major Quake

The Concord Fault is causing concern among Bay Area planners who worry that its 11-mile fracture zone is capable of producing a catastrophic earthquake that would impact regional and statewide fuel distribution.

04/13/2015

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What Caused NorCal Gas Prices To Rise 75 Cents Last Month?

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Northern California rose by 75 cents in the last month.

03/11/2015

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Play Ball! Youth Baseball Players Allowed On Tesoro Refinery Fields As Strike Enters 6th Week

Youth baseball players who were locked out of their normal playing fields at the Tesoro oil refinery in Martinez will be able to begin using the fields on Saturday, the league president said Friday.

03/06/2015

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