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An equipment problem at a refinery in Martinez triggered a flare Friday night, refinery officials said today.
The smell of rotten eggs that has perplexed residents in San Francisco and Richmond over the last two days could have come from a sulfur release during flaring incidents at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
Hazardous materials officials lifted a health alert this afternoon for the Rodeo community in Contra Costa County.
Gas prices have increased sharply in the Bay Area and statewide over the past month.
A person was killed this morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto.
After nearly six weeks of strikes, workers at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez may soon be returning to work.
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Northern California rose by 75 cents in the last month.
Youth baseball players have been locked out of their regular playing fields due to a labor dispute at the Tesoro oil refinery.
Chevron officials have agreed to allow an investigation into the cause of dramatic flaring at its Richmond refinery.