Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
Get Ready For The Most Expensive Driving Season In YearsCrude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.
Philips 66 Wants To Double Oil Tankers Arriving At Rodeo RefineryThe oil company, Phillips 66, wants to double the number of tankers bringing in crude oil to the Bay Area every year.
Arabian Crude Oil Headed To Phillips 66 Refinery Ended Up In San Pablo BayArabian crude oil moved from a tanker to the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo was source of oil sheen visible on the San Pablo Bay last month.
Benicia Votes Against Crude Oil Train PlanBenicia’s city council has unanimously voted against a plan to run crude oil trains to the Valero Refinery following a four-year-long debate about the trains.
Appeals Court Doesn't Stop Crude Oil Rail Shipments Through RichmondCourt upholds dismissal of a lawsuit in which environmentalists sought to challenge crude oil rail shipments through Richmond.
Benicia Commission Derails Valero's Plan To Deliver Crude Oil By TrainA proposal to deliver crude oil by train to a Benicia refinery was rejected unanimously by the city's Planning Commission Thursday night.
Chevron Posts First Loss Since 2002 As Oil Prices PlummetChevron suffered its first money-losing quarter since 2002 in the final three months of last year, as plunging crude prices chopped more than one-third from its revenue.
Santa Clara Co. Supervisors Voice Opposition To Proposed Crude Oil TrainsThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a resolution against a project that would bring trains carrying oil through the county.
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.
Cheap Gas Likely To Last Next 20 Years As Global Oil Prices Continue PlummetingCalifornia continues to have the highest prices among all 50 states with $3.20 per gallon -- $ .80 above the national average -- but it's starting to come back down thanks to a drop in the price of crude oil globally.
Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops SharplyThe low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks FireA train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.
Emergency Plans Stall Out For Trains Transporting Bakken Crude Oil In The Bay Area, Part 3 Of 3As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Bay Area Gas Prices Fall 26 Cents Per Gallon; Poised To Drop Even Further By New YearAverage gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country, according to the American Automobile Association's Northern California chapter.