Chevron Corporation

The Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

Feds want tougher refinery oversight in California

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Federal refinery safety regulators are recommending California change how it oversees oil refineries in the wake of a massive fire at a Chevron Corp. facility in Richmond that sent thousands of […]


In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, fire crews pour water on a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lance Iversen)

Chevron agrees to pay $2M in Calif. refinery fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San […]


Pipeline burns after collision with tug boat near Bayou Perot, south of New Orleans, US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. (AP Photo)

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it will likely take until Thursday or later for a pipeline fire in Louisiana to burn itself out. The blaze began Tuesday night when the pipeline was struck by a tug boat and barge.


California Governor Jerry Brown

Special election set to fill state Senate vacancy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a special election in May to fill a state Senate seat in the Central Valley that opened after a moderate Democrat quit to work for Chevron.


The Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

Report: Chevron should have replaced leaky pipe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government investigators have found that a decades-old pipe that leaked and caused a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California was corroded, and the company knew it should have been replaced.


California gas prices drop by half a penny

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California gas prices dipped half a penny Wednesday, leaving experts split on where they will go next. The average price of regular unleaded was just under $4.67 a gallon on Wednesday, […]


High gas, diesel prices hurt Calif. farm industry

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Farmers in California’s Central Valley say record high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines. But economists say it’s unlikely that will translate into significantly higher food […]


Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw […]


Southland gas prices rise again

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.7 cents today to $4.201, the fourth consecutive daily increase of more than 1 cent. The […]


Little change to Southland gas prices

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today, remaining at $4.176, one day after falling one-tenth of a cent. The average price […]




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