Benicia Fire Officials Notified of Flaring at Valero RefineryFire officials in Benicia said Monday morning that they were notified of intermittent flaring expected over the next four hours at the Valero Benicia Refinery.
Refinery Problems Send California Gas Prices SoaringWith the booming economy and busy freeways, getting from place to place in the Bay Area can be time-consuming. And with a recent spike in gas prices, it’s becoming more costly as well.
Credit Card Skimmers Found At Antioch Gas StationPolice are urging Antioch drivers to check to their credit and debit card accounts after officers found six skimmers at a Valero gas station Thursday.
Climate Deal Swing Votes Among Top Oil Money Recipients In CaliforniaCalifornia Assembly members considered swing votes on legislation to reduce carbon emissions among top recipients of oil companies' funds.
Antioch Gas Station Clerk Shot, Killed During Monday-Night RobberyA 57-year-old family man who emigrated from Afghanistan to the U.S. was killed by a gunman who escaped the scene after police shot him.
Evacuation Order Lifted After Benicia Refinery Power OutageBenicia officials have lifted the evacuation and citywide shelter-in-place orders that were issued Friday morning as a result of a power outage and massive flaring at the Valero Refinery.
Bay Area Refinery To Pay $340,000 To Settle Air Quality LawsuitValero agreed to pay the $340,000 to settle 28 alleged violations, most of which occurred in 2014.
U.S. Manufacturers, EPA Administrator Target Environmental RegulationsWhen Trump asked industry which federal regulations they found most burdensome, comments flooded in and many pointed to EPA policies.
2 Masked Gunmen Rob Millbrae Gas StationAuthorities have released police sketches of two suspects who robbed a gas station in Millbrae.
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.