Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interesting developments…

    There is much news to report.  Suddenly it seems the nation has awakened to the “advantaged crude” dilemma and the problems associated with its transport and refining. But first, news from the EPA vs Phillip 66. Phillips 66 … Continue reading

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CCTimes article reveals one P66 tactic to gain political advantage

An article just published by Tom Lochner shows a questionable link between Phillips 66, New Horizons Career Development Center, the Rodeo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), and Anthony Hodge.   The chairman of the panel that advises Contra Costa County on … Continue reading

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Defending dumb

In response to my posting of images of potentially explosive rail cars stored for days (and maybe years?) under the Carquinez Bridges that carry the traffic of Interstate 80, there was a small flood of comments on Facebook.  The Al … Continue reading

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LPG under our bridges

The 25 or so tanker cars are still parked under and by the Carquinez and Al Zampa bridges.  At first I thought they were some of the crude petroleum cars seen around the Bay Area.  On closer inspection (and getting … Continue reading

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Oil tanker rail-cars parked under the Carquinez Bridge

This picture was taken at about 3:30 PM March 15, 2014.  The train was stationary on a siding and had been there since at least 2:30. I counted about 25 tanker cars.  They look like the infamous, unsafe, Dot 111 … Continue reading

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Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo to pay $230,900 for air pollution violations

RODEO — The Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo has agreed to pay $230,900 in air pollution penalties for 19 air quality violations in 2008 and 2009. The violations included late or missed flare gas samples, failure to install and … Continue reading

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Report on P66 LUP Hearing

Thanks Will Nelson <will.nelson@dcd.cccounty.us> for the following email: I’ve received several requests for updates on the outcome of yesterday’s Phillips 66 compliance hearing and have also been told that the Zoning Administrator’s final action was have been unclear.  The Zoning … Continue reading

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KPIX story about Oil By Rail Danger

Full story here.

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Compliance hearing at 3:30 Today

I reported that the hearing today is at 1:30 PM.  The time of this hearing has been changed to 3:30 PM so that people don’t need to leave work in the middle of the day.  I have corrected this on … Continue reading

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P66 LUP Compliance Hearing Monday

The Contra Costa County Zoning Administrator will hold a compliance meeting Monday on the land use permit of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m., 30 Muir Road, Martinez. According to the Memorandum of Understanding … Continue reading

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