The 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.
Demanding 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.
A 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.
Federal 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.
Several people were injured Tuesday after a reported leak at a refinery in the city of Wilmington, officials said.
Another super-sized cargo will soon be rolling through the streets of Southern California.
A record spike in gas prices has left several independent stations around the Southland — and one major wholesaler — with empty gas pumps.
Drivers throughout the Southland are doing double-takes at the gas pump on Thursday after an oil refinery fire sent prices soaring.
Drivers throughout the Southland are bracing for more pain at the pump after a devastating fire at a Richmond oil refinery.
At least 150 firefighters are still mopping up hotspots after a stubborn fire broke out Monday morning at the ConocoPhillips refinery.
A longtime employee of the BP refinery in Carson was killed Wednesday morning in an accident at the rail loading facility.
BP PLC says it is selling its Southern California gasoline business as part of a major restructuring after last year’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.