A fire at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo has been contained and a health advisory by the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Program has been lifted, an agency spokesman said.
Chevron Corp. faces additional taxes on its refinery in Richmond after an appeals board ruled that the refinery was worth more than the county’s assessment.
It wasn’t the water damage but the fact that there was a gasoline pipeline in the same area that had residents concerned.
Chevron has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for air quality violations over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for the air district.
Thirteen cities in Contra Costa County are suing the county over its $18 million tax refund to Chevron Corp.
Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.
Revelations that Osama bin Laden considered hijacking and blowing up U.S. oil tankers in order to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” came as no surprise to the Coast Guard in the Bay Area.
A small oil leak at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Rodeo on Sunday has been cleaned up and no off-site impact was reported, refinery spokesman Mark Hughes said Monday.
Firefighters are responding to a leak at an oil refinery in Rodeo Sunday afternoon, a dispatcher said.
Tesoro Corp. was in the process of restarting its Martinez refinery Thursday after a power outage sent plumes of black smoke into the air, leading to a shelter-in-place order.