Judge Gives Torrance ExxonMobil Refinery Go-Ahead To Restart Operations, Rebuffing Environmental Group's EffortsA Los Angeles judge Monday rebuffed an effort by an environmental group to delay the planned restart of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that was damaged by an explosion more an a year ago.
Air Quality Regulators Vote To Restore Torrance ExxonMobil RefineryA divided South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board has approved a plan to authorize a re-start of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that was damaged by an explosion 13 months ago, hampering Southland fuel production and contributing to gas price increases.
Air Quality Regulators Vote 3-2 On Plan To Reopen Torrance ExxonMobil RefineryThe hearing was packed with nearby residents, some of whom expressed concerns about higher-than-normal emissions.
2 Flares Light Up Night Sky At Torrance RefineryTorrance police shut down a major stretch of Del Amo Boulevard between Maple Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.
Sirens Blare Outside Refinery In Torrance Where Explosion Occurred In FebruaryResidents were first told to shelter in place.
Report: Torrance Exxon Blast Caused By OverpressurizationThe explosion at ExxonMobil’s South Bay facility last week was caused by over-pressurization in an air-pollution-control system, according to a report released Monday.
Torrance Residents Take On ExxonMobil Days After Refinery ExplosionDemanding answers during a townhall meeting with company officials, dozens of locals say their homes and cars were coated with dust after Wednesday's blast, which was strong enough to register as a magnitude 1.7 earthquake.
Watchdog Group Calls For Probe Into Jump In Gas Prices After Torrance Refinery BlastA Southland consumer advocacy group called for an investigation Friday into alleged price manipulation at the pump after a sharp jump in local gas prices following an explosion at a Torrance refinery.
Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery EmissionsFederal regulators will be in one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution through tough new controls on oil refineries.
11 Hurt In Leak At Wilmington Oil RefinerySeveral people were injured Tuesday after a reported leak at a refinery in the city of Wilmington, officials said.
Chevron Set For Massive Fuel Drum Haul Down PCH Another super-sized cargo will soon be rolling through the streets of Southern California.
Supply Shortages Forcing LA Stations To Shut Down Gas PumpsA record spike in gas prices has left several independent stations around the Southland — and one major wholesaler — with empty gas pumps.