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.
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.
Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community MeetingOn the day a Bay Area state senator was voicing concerns over the transport of crude oil by rail, the Valero refinery in Benicia has announced at a community meeting it wants to do just that.
Proposed Bay Area Oil Refinery Upgrades Worry EnvironmentalistsSeveral oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.
Dirty Substance From California's Oil Refineries Burned OverseasCalifornia prides itself on being one of the most environmentally conscious states in the nation. Some are calling that green promise hypocritical, because a dirty substance from the state's oil refineries is being burned overseas.
Credit Card Skimmers Found On Walnut Creek Gas Station PumpsThe Walnut Creek Police Department has recommended drivers who filled up at two gas stations earlier this week keep close tabs on their financial accounts, after skimming devices were found attached to credit card readers at the pumps.
Masked, Armed Robbers Target Walnut Creek Gas StationSix armed, masked suspects robbed a Valero gas station in Walnut Creek early Wednesday morning, police said.
Schwarzenegger Urges Voters To Protect California Climate LawGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he doesn’t just want to defeat the November ballot measure that would suspend the state’s greenhouse gas emissions law—he wants voters to trounce it to prompt Washington to create a new national energy policy.
Oil Industry Aids Effort To Suspend California Climate LawWith major contributions from the oil industry, supporters of a ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law reported a fundraising tally Tuesday of more than $5.2 million in the past three months.