Hazardous materials officials lifted a health alert Sunday afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County, a Contra Costa County hazmat official said.
Gas prices could drop to levels not seen since 2007, according to analysts at GasBuddy.com.
Flaring at a refinery in the East Bay late Monday night was visible for miles and prompted many calls to the fire department.
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.
A person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.
HazMat crews were in route to the Richmond Chevron refinery as a precaution Monday after reports of flaring at the facility.
Bay Area drivers can anticipate a spike in gas prices after an explosion and fire at a major refinery in Southern California.
Torrance Fire Department crews Wednesday were responding to a report of an explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance.
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.
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.