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Gas Prices Begin To Fall Below $2 Per Gallon Near Sacramento

At a Bonfair gas station in Fairfield, the price recently dropped to $1.97. The Arco up the road says it plans to do the same next week to stay competitive.


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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.


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Federal Records Show Inspection Lapse Of Oil And Gas Wells On California Land

Federal officials in charge of overseeing the drilling of new oil wells on public land in California let three years pass without inspecting some high-priority sites, according to public records.


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U.S. Gas Prices Drop 3.5 Cents, May Continue To Drop

The average price per gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 3 ½ cents over the past two weeks.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.