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UPDATED: California Lawmakers Approve Fracking Bill

Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday.

09/11/2013

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Pilot Of Empty Tanker Who Hit Bay Bridge Could Lose License

The attorney for the pilot of an empty oil tanker that side-swiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says his client met the standards of his profession during difficult circumstances.

04/04/2013

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water in order to free-up pockets of natural gas below. The process is controversial with critics saying it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Bills Seek More Disclosure, Oversight Of Fracking

The growing concern over hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has led to an oil and gas boom in many parts of the country, has caught the attention of California lawmakers as companies seek to expand production in the San Joaquin Valley oil fields.

03/10/2013

California Lawmaker Proposes New Oil Tax Amid Rising Gas Prices

In one week, gas prices have jumped 12 cents, and as they continue to climb, a California lawmaker is proposing a new tax to be paid on every barrel of crude oil produced in the state.

02/21/2013

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Car’s Engine Erupts In Flames On Freeway While Going In For Repairs

A panicked woman with a baby was forced to pull over when a car she had just bought caught fire on the freeway.

02/18/2013

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Chevron Says It Paid $10 Million After Refinery Fire

Chevron Corp. has paid about $10 million and has begun what’s being termed “corrective actions” after a fire last summer at its Richmond refinery, company officials said.

01/29/2013

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Technology Advancements Help California Capitalize On Untapped Oil Resources

Oil derricks are a common sight in Southern California, but they’re slowly making their way north. Many believe they could be the solution to the state’s ongoing budget crisis.

11/02/2012

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Tonight At 10: Untapped Billions In Calif. Oil

CBS13 investigates the newest strategy to get oil that could mean wells soon popping up in your neighborhood.

11/02/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

A man pumps gas in California (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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Gas Prices Set California Record

California has set a state record for gasoline prices — but the hikes may be slowing.

10/09/2012

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