CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985 |
A half-mile stretch of La Palma Avenue in Anaheim was blocked off for three hours Friday morning and 20 people were evacuated from nearby businesses after a flammable liquid began leaking from one of 16 allegedly stolen barrels on a truck. Alvin Kenneth Smiley, 32, of Los Angeles and two 17-year-old males whose names were not released were arrested at La Palma Avenue and Grove Street, less than a half-mile from the Multiwire West Co.
June 16, 2010 |
The number keeps changing, and the news keeps getting worse: Now the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico could be flowing at 60,000 barrels a day. Hours before President Obama took to the airwaves to speak to Americans about the gulf oil spill, the government group whose task it is to assess the flow rate from BP's undersea well came up with a revised estimate of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day. A previous revision from the federal Flow...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1985 |
They lie in the shadow of Interstate 5 and a stone's throw from the trolley line--1,300 drums of toxic waste oil and acid sludge left over from the reprocessing of used crankcase oil at Nelco Refinery Corp. First, the company said it had invented a machine to turn the wastes into fertilizer. Then it said the machine caught fire. Now Nelco says it wants to reprocess the stuff in Mexico, but it says the earthquake there has gummed up the paper work.
August 7, 2010
What is a barrel of oil worth? Generally, the answer depends on a number of factors, including the mood of the commodities markets, the grade of the oil and demand at the gas pump. The basic assumption, however, is that the oil has a value because it eventually will be available for use. But in a historic move, Ecuador is asking the world to put a dollar figure on oil that will not be used — oil it intends to protect from excavation. On Tuesday, Ecuador and the United Nations Development Programme began soliciting donations for a trust fund that would remunerate the country if it forgoes drilling in a pristine portion of its Amazon rain forest for 10 years.
March 15, 2013 |
The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Koch and Wagner started experimenting with home brews in Koch's Solana Beach, Calif., condominium in the early 1990s and opened a brewery in a San Marcos, Calif., warehouse in 1996. Stone has grown from 400 barrels that year to 177,200 barrels last year, developing a cult-like following among craft beer enthusiasts.
April 28, 2008 |
Among the many reasons given for the recent surge in gas prices is China's soaring demand for petroleum. Because the Chinese are running around the world buying up every available barrel of oil, the argument goes, we Americans have to pay that much more to outbid them for the leftover pools of crude. And the fact that the Chinese yuan has been growing stronger while the American dollar is shrinking in value has only exacerbated the problem. Unquestionably, there's some truth to this.