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Health Advisory Issued After Flare-Up At Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo

Hazardous materials officials lifted a health alert Sunday afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County, a Contra Costa County hazmat official said.

08/02/2015

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California Drivers Could See Gas Prices Drop To $2.50 Per Gallon By Christmas

Gas prices could drop to levels not seen since 2007, according to analysts at GasBuddy.com.

08/01/2015

An oil slick that appeared off the Southern California coast. (CBS)

2-Mile-Wide Oil Slick Mysteriously Appears Off Southern California Coast

The Coast Guard says a 2-mile-wide oil slick that mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast is expected to dissipate on its own in the days ahead.

07/29/2015

A Dunlin, a very small shorebird, is washed of a mystery contaminant at the San Francisco Bay Center. (Cheryl Reynolds/International Bird Rescue)

State Of California Stiffs Bird Rescuers With Bill Over Mystery Goo

International Bird Rescue in Fairfield says the State of California will not reimburse them for the money they spent cleaning up hundreds of birds injured during the recent “mystery goo” spill in the Bay.

03/23/2015

WesPac Energy wants to modernize and reactivate this old PG&E oil storage terminal in Pittsburg. The facility would primarily hold fracked oil shipped by train from North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. (CBS)

Tighter Regulations Recommended For Trains Carrying Crude Oil Into Bay Area

There have been four major crashes of North American trains carrying crude. Now in an unprecedented move, federal investigators in the U.S. and Canada are saying trains need tighter regulations before disaster strikes again.

01/24/2014

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

Chevron Execs Meet With Argentinian Officials To Develop Joint Oil, Gas Strategies

Argentina’s state-controlled oil company was holding an important meeting with California-based Chevron Corp. Friday to share strategies for developing the world’s third-largest unconventional oil and gas reserves.

08/24/2012

Smoke rises from the scene or a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (rhabarak/CBS)

Air Quality Deemed Safe After Richmond Refinery Fire

The air quality in western Contra Costa County was determined safe after test results for 23 petroleum-related pollutants were analyzed Tuesday after a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

08/08/2012