Articles Tagged With ‘Oil’

Arroyo Grande oil extraction project denied

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday against Excelaron’s plans to drill for oil in the Huasna Valley and in support of the planning commissions’ March rejection. The plan called for drilling as many as 12 wells on the... (Continue reading)

More pain pending at pump

Get ready, Central Coast — here come higher gasoline prices. Expectations of petroleum analysts is that the price per gallon soon will rise above $4 here, and this will be due to identifiable reasons, for once. Oil prices are up,... (Continue reading)

Gasoline prices could escalate because of refinery fire

A fire that started Monday evening at the Chevron Corp.’s 250,000 barrel a day refinery in Richmond, California could result in a swift increase in gasoline prices in the western United States. [ChicagoTribune] The northern California refinery accounts for one-eighth... (Continue reading)

Excelaron seeking continuance on oil drilling application

Officials with Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, plan to ask the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for a continuation. [Tribune] Excelaron’s planner Carol Florence... (Continue reading)

House votes for oil drilling off California coast

In an election-year swipe at President Barack Obama’s energy policies, the Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to revoke Obama’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, replacing it with its own more ambitious plan for gas development that opens up areas of... (Continue reading)

Huasna oil plan stirs comment

County supervisors Tuesday listened to a parade of people during a half-day public hearing as they voiced opinions on a proposed Excelaron oil drilling plan in rural Huasna Valley. No action by the board is expected until August 21. Opponents... (Continue reading)

Benefits of Arroyo Grande oil wells outweigh impacts

OPINION By ROCK ZIERMAN Last weekend, Japan shut down the last of its 50 nuclear power plants that have provided power to the island nation since 1966.  As a result, they will be at the mercy of energy imports from... (Continue reading)

Commission opposes Huasna Valley oil drilling

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 4-1 against plans to drill as many as 12 oil wells in Huasna Valley noting issues with noise and the danger of fire. [Tribune] Proponents of the project contend the commissions rejection... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown fires anti-oil regulators

Oil industry representatives voiced their approval of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to fire two state regulators who they said played a role in a slowdown in permitting for new drilling projects. [Bloomberg] “The governor made the right decision,” said... (Continue reading)

No oil found in the S.S. Montebello

The S.S. Montebello, the World War II oil tanker sunk off the coast of Cambria by a Japanese torpedo, doesn’t pose an oil spill risk. {Fresno Bee] Officials with the state Department of Fish and Game made the announcement Thursday... (Continue reading)