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Report Released On Proposed Crude-By-Rail Shipments To Valero Refinery Valero Benicia

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.

06/18/2014

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Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community Meeting

On 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.

03/25/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Proposed Bay Area Oil Refinery Upgrades Worry Environmentalists

Several 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.

12/04/2013

Petroleum coke, or petcoke is a byproduct of the oil refining industry. (CBS)

Dirty Substance From California’s Oil Refineries Burned Overseas

California 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.

10/01/2013

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Credit Card Skimmers Found On Walnut Creek Gas Station Pumps

The 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.

05/17/2013

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Masked, Armed Robbers Target Walnut Creek Gas Station

Six armed, masked suspects robbed a Valero gas station in Walnut Creek early Wednesday morning, police said.

09/28/2011

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Schwarzenegger Urges Voters To Protect California Climate Law

Gov. 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.

CBS San Francisco–10/19/2010

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Oil Industry Aids Effort To Suspend California Climate Law

With 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.

CBS San Francisco–10/05/2010