Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Could Send Bay Area Gas Prices HigherDrone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen have set huge fires at two facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company at a vulnerable choke point for global energy supplies.
Health Advisory Issued After Flare-Up At Phillips 66 Refinery in RodeoHazardous materials officials lifted a health alert Sunday afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County, a Contra Costa County hazmat official said.
Small East Bay Fault Could Shut Down Refineries, Disrupt Fuel Industry In A Major QuakeThe Concord Fault is causing concern among Bay Area planners who worry that its 11-mile fracture zone is capable of producing a catastrophic earthquake that would impact regional and statewide fuel distribution.
Bay Area Refineries May Face New Air Quality RulesBay Area oil refineries may have to cope with new air quality rules next year forcing them to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 20 percent as air officials have asked their staff to come up with new regulations.
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.
Richmond Council Calls On Chevron To Improve Safety After Refinery FireThe resolution asks that Chevron make safety at the refinery its top priority, “pay its fair share” in taxes to the city and employ as many Richmond residents as possible.
Fire Contained At Rodeo Oil Refinery; Health Advisory LiftedA fire at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo has been contained and a health advisory by the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Program has been lifted, an agency spokesman said.
Oil Drum Explodes At Newark Oil RefineryAlameda County fire personnel, including a hazardous materials team, responded to a report of an explosion at an oil recycling facility in Newark Thursday night, an Alameda County fire battalion chief said.
Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax CaseContra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.
Chevron Looks To Move Ahead On Richmond Refinery UpgradeOfficials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.
Explosion, Fire At Newark Oil Refinery Causes Acid SpillFire crews were on the scene after an explosion caused a fire at an East Bay oil refinery.