Valero To Pay Nearly $200K In Penalties To Bay Area Air District Over Benicia Refinery ViolationsValero will pay $196,000 in civil penalties to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as part of a settlement over air quality violations at its Benicia Refinery, air district officials announced Thursday.
Health Advisory Issued After Flare-Up At Phillips 66 Refinery in RodeoHazardous materials officials lifted a health alert Sunday afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County, a Contra Costa County hazmat official said.
California Drivers Could See Gas Prices Drop To $2.50 Per Gallon By ChristmasGas prices could drop to levels not seen since 2007, according to analysts at GasBuddy.com.
Flaring At Phillips Refinery In Rodeo Visible For MilesFlaring at a refinery in the East Bay late Monday night was visible for miles and prompted many calls to the fire department.
Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too PriceyIt’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.
Body Found At Abandoned East Palo Alto Refinery After FireA person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.
Hazmat Crews Headed To Richmond Chevron Refinery After Reports Of FlaringHazMat crews were in route to the Richmond Chevron refinery as a precaution Monday after reports of flaring at the facility.
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.
Explosion Rocks ExxonMobil Refinery Near LA, Ash Cloud Falls Over TorranceTorrance Fire Department crews Wednesday were responding to a report of an explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance.
Shell Says Oil Leak In Bay Near Martinez Refinery Was Result Of Tests On The LineApproximately 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.
Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break DownThe 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.
Report Blames Poor Safety Protocols For Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire That Sent 15,000 To HospitalFederal 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.