Flaring, Smoke At Martinez Shell Refinery Prompts Warning To 'Avoid Area'Contra Costa Health Services was advising people to avoid the area around the Shell Refinery in Martinez Monday afternoon due to "excessive flaring and black smoke."
Shell Settles With 7 Bay Area Counties Over Misleading Gift Card AdvertisingShell Oil has agreed to pay more than $762,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations brought by seven Bay Area counties of misleading advertising for gift cards.
21,000 Gallons Of Oil Spilled In Pipeline Rupture Near TracyHazardous materials crews are cleaning up as many as 21,000 gallons of oil after a pipeline rupture in San Joaquin County near Tracy.
Duct Fire At Martinez Refinery Quickly ExtinguishedA fire at a refinery in Martinez was quickly extinguished this afternoon and no injuries have been reported,
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.
Bay Area Hydrogen Car Market May Get Boost From State GrantCar show season is just around the corner and one of the new models is all the buzz: It’s the first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car.
6 Off-The-Wall Options To Be The Next Coach Of The RaidersThose of you hoping that Jon Gruden is going to abandon his announcing gig to return to a Raiders club playing the worst football in the National Football League are out of your minds. The only way Gruden would ever get back into the game is with full control of his roster, and a hands off approach is not exactly what the Raiders are known for. Dennis Allen is just the latest coach held accountable the failings of the entire organization.
San Francisco Clean Power Proposal May Profit Shell Oil, Raise RatesSan Francisco took another step Wednesday towards signing a controversial contract with Shell Energy to provide renewable energy to households in the city at rates higher than Pacific Gas and Electric.
Martinez Shell Refinery False Alarm Leads To Sirens, Shelter-In-Place WarningA false alarm was sent out Wednesday morning by Contra Costa Health Services warning Martinez residents that there was an emergency at the Shell refinery.
Bay Area Coast Guard Not Surprised Bin Laden Planned To Target Oil TankersRevelations 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.
San Francisco Gas Stations Targeted By Protesters On BP Oil Spill AnniversaryFour San Francisco gas stations were targeted by protesters on this the one year anniversary of the BP Gulf oil spill.