Refinery

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

Santa Cruz fire

Body Found At Abandoned East Palo Alto Refinery After Fire

A person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.

04/24/2015

The Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hazmat Crews Headed To Richmond Chevron Refinery After Reports Of Flaring

HazMat crews were in route to the Richmond Chevron refinery as a precaution Monday after reports of flaring at the facility.

04/21/2015

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How Much Will Gas Prices Rise After The Torrance Refinery Explosion?

Bay Area drivers can anticipate a spike in gas prices after an explosion and fire at a major refinery in Southern California.

02/19/2015

Explosion rocks Torrance ExxonMobil refinery on February 18th, 2015 (Photo: CBS Los Angeles)

Explosion Rocks ExxonMobil Refinery Near LA, Ash Cloud Falls Over Torrance

Torrance Fire Department crews Wednesday were responding to a report of an explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance.

02/18/2015

Gas Prices

Shell Says Oil Leak In Bay Near Martinez Refinery Was Result Of Tests On The Line

Approximately two barrels of oil leaked into the Bay near the Martinez Shell refinery on Tuesday. According to the company, the leak was the result of tests being conducted on the line.

02/11/2015

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

Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break Down

The United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

02/01/2015

The August 2012 Chevron Richmond refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Report Blames Poor Safety Protocols For Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire That Sent 15,000 To Hospital

Federal investigators say a 2012 fire at a Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area was the result of shortcomings in the company’s safety culture and gaps in regulatory guidelines.

01/23/2015

Chevron Refinery Flare

Chevron Agrees To Let County Officials Oversee Probe Into Flaring Incident At Richmond Refinery

Chevron will meet with Contra Costa Health Services and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials on a weekly basis to provide status updates on the investigation.

12/30/2014

Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Richmond Official Blasts Chevron For Calling Huge Flare At Plant ‘Routine’

Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.

12/19/2014

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