San Jose High Rise Under Construction Evacuated After Major Gas LeakA gas leak that prompted the evacuation of 2,500 people and a shelter-in-place order for 2,500 more in downtown San Jose Friday has been capped, San Jose fire officials said.
Gas Prices Plummet In Bay Area, Nationwide; Down 46 Cents Per Gallon Since MayThe latest survey of gas prices show the average price per gallon has dropped to its lowest point in nearly a year, with some Bay Area stations dropping nearly 30 cents since last week.
Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst 'Hot Spot' In NationA small hot spot in California's Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.
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.
Investigation of Noxious Gas At Mountain View Apartment Complex Reveals 2 Decomposing BodiesTwo decomposing bodies were found Wednesday inside the apartment that was the source of an unusual chemical odor that prompted authorities to evacuate the entire complex, said Mountain View police.
Leaking Tank Of Potentially Explosive Gas In Newark Contained SafelyA leaking container of potentially explosive gas was contained safely after prompting the evacuation of a Newark gas company Wednesday morning.
California Air Regulators Dispute Ads Warning Of 'Hidden Gas Tax'California air quality regulators are disputing the accuracy of a new ad campaign claiming a hidden gas tax is set to go in effect January 1st that could add up to 76 cents to a gallon of gas in the state.
Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.
Ruptured Fremont Gas Line Capped After Businesses EvacuatedPG&E crews have stopped the flow of gas from a gas line ruptured by a construction crew near a shopping center in Fremont that led to the evacuation of multiple businesses this afternoon, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe RevealedPacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.
California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate Hike; Unrelated To San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionCalifornia regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.
Crews Mop Up Fuel Spill From Overturned Big-Rig On Hwy 9 Near Castle Rock State ParkA tow truck crew has removed a big-rig that overturned and caused a small diesel spill near Castle Rock State Park east of Saratoga Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Bay Area Sees Sharp Drop In Gas PricesGas prices throughout Northern California dropped steeply in July and are now under $4 per gallon in most of the Bay Area, AAA officials said Tuesday.
Evacuation Lifted For Hundreds Of Campbell Residents Following Gas Main LeakUtility crews have stopped the leak of a 4-inch natural gas main in Campbell Monday morning that had prompted police to evacuate hundreds of residents near a construction project, a police captain said.
Police Looking For Vandals Puncturing Car Gas Tanks In NapaNapa police are reporting a rash of punctured vehicle gas tanks in the past week.