High Gas Prices Spur Calif. Panel To Examine Oil Refineries

Law360, San Diego (October 11, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT) -- In the wake of steep gas prices and an announcement that Chevron Corp.’s refinery in Richmond, Calif., won’t reopen a damaged unit until next year, a California legislative committee plans to hold a special hearing on the safety and reliability of the state’s gas production system and how those factors affect prices at the pump.

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, said Wednesday the Senate Select Committee on Bay Area Transportation in November will take a closer look at the state’s 15 oil refineries, citing volatile spikes...
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