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The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Source Of Mysterious Rumbling In Concord-Clayton Area Discovered

The source of a mysterious rumbling in the Concord-Clayton area that had been keeping residents awake at night has been confirmed.

10/08/2014

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

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

Proposed Richmond Refinery Upgrades Face Key City Council Vote

Richmond’s city council is scheduled to take up the project at its meeting on Tuesday night. Councilmembers could impose additional conditions that are opposed by Chevron or approve the project without them.

07/29/2014

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

Worst Bay Area Polluters Being Let Off The Hook?

In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.

06/29/2014

Report Released On Proposed Crude-By-Rail Shipments To Valero Refinery Valero Benicia

Valero’s Oil-By-Rail Report Minimizes Risk, Alarms Benicia Residents

A new report puts into writing a plan for Valero to bring two trains per day of crude oil in and out of its Benicia refinery.

06/18/2014

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

Fire Breaks Out At Chevron’s Richmond Refinery

A small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon, a Chevron spokeswoman said.

05/12/2014

Phillips refinery in Rodeo during a sulfur leak in 2012. (CBS).

Phillips 66 To Pay $230K For Rodeo Refinery Violations

Phillips 66 has agreed to pay a $230,900 penalty to settle air quality violations at its Rodeo refinery in 2008 and 2009, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday.

03/10/2014

An aerial view of the Tesoro refinery in Pacheco, California. (CBS)

2 Workers Injured By Sulfuric Acid At Tesoro Refinery Near Martinez

Two people working at the Tesoro refinery in Avon were injured on Monday morning less than a month after two workers were injured by sulfuric acid at the same refinery.

03/10/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Acid Leak Forces Medical Airlift Of 2 Martinez Refinery Workers

Two workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez were airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday morning after an industrial accident.

02/12/2014

Oil barrels in North Dakota's Bakken Shale Oil Fields where fracking has made it possible to open up an entirely new industry of oil exploration in the Midwest.
(Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Backlash Grows Over Plan To Store Fracked Oil In Pittsburg

A company called WesPac Energy wants to start bringing the substance, known as bakken shale, to the Delta town by rail and storing it there before shipping it to the Bay Area’s five refineries via pipeline.

01/22/2014

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