Oil and Gas Refinery

Kimberly Redmond | |

California authorities are investigating a Chevron Corporation refinery spill that leaked about 600 gallons of petroleum and water into the San Francisco Bay on Tuesday. ( 

The spill was discovered around 3 p.m. Tuesday, when Chevron first noticed a sheen on the water by the wharf at its Richmond refinery and started working to contain it, the company said.(

Reuters | |

U.S. gasoline prices hit a nine-month peak as drivers took to the roads on holiday travel, crude oil prices kept climbing and refiners further cut fuel production due to weak margins.

Prices at the pump topped $2.25 a gallon this week, according to the American Automobile Association, the highest since March when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Supplies fell to the lowest in a month at 236.6 million barrels, according to U.S. government data released on Wednesday.