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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 […]

12/16/2013

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 […]

08/05/2013

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.

03/13/2013

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.

02/13/2013

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, […]

10/10/2012

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 […]

10/05/2012

Southland gas prices increase slightly

(CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 34th time in 35 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $4.115, its highest amount […]

08/16/2012

Video: Vapor cloud before Calif. refinery fire

(AP) – Investigators trying to get close enough to a pipe blamed for a fire at Chevron’s refinery that sent thousands of people to the hospital and contributed to higher gasoline prices have been hampered […]

08/15/2012

Investigators wait on OK to enter Chevron refinery

(AP) – Investigators looking into the cause of an oil refinery fire at Chevron‘s Richmond facility on Monday were waiting for structural engineers to determine if it was safe for them to enter the unit. […]

08/13/2012

Experts: Calif. refinery fire will jack up gas prices

(AP) – A major fire at one of the country’s biggest oil refineries that sent scores of people to hospitals with breathing problems will push gas prices above $4 a gallon on the West Coast, […]

08/07/2012

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