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April 23, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city attorney's office is expected today to recommend that the City Council accept a settlement allowing construction of a controversial pipeline that would pump hot crude oil from Kern County through the San Fernando Valley to refineries in Wilmington. The council will have its legal back against the wall when it considers the settlement because a Superior Court ruling in January gave owners of the Pacific Pipeline eminent domain powers to build the line under city streets.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite eloquent pleas from sport fishermen and divers, the California State Lands Commission on Friday approved the dismantling of artificial Belmont Island off Seal Beach and relocation of its rock base to an artificial reef off Huntington Beach. Opponents had argued that the former oil production facility provides a reef-like habitat to scores of sea creatures. "I'm saddened to see the political process does not put together the science needed to see . . .
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BUSINESS
June 27, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oil companies scrambled Tuesday to assess the damage that they might suffer from President Bush's sweeping decision to delay offshore drilling, but many had already given up hope of tapping any time soon what are believed to be massive underwater reserves.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1998 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was nice while it lasted. Gasoline prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties have bounced about 20 cents higher in the last month, thanks partly to increased demand as Memorial Day nears. Add to that some refinery problems--chiefly a brief reduction in supply because a DWP power outage on April 28 knocked out three major refineries in Wilmington and Carson for a day or two--and you get prices hovering between $1.15 and $1.20 per gallon for regular unleaded self-service gasoline in the region.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1990 | TOM PETRUNO
The economic slowdown is beginning to take its toll on Southern California companies across a broad range of industries, a random survey suggests. But the damage so far seems to be significant only in such fields as housing and autos. Many companies say they are seeing only slight declines in business, and for some there is still no hint of a recession. Indeed, earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30 could be surprisingly strong for many companies.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1989 | JAMES BATES, JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California stocks were hammered Friday along with the rest of the market, with Hilton Hotels Corp. receiving the worst battering. Hilton dropped $21.50 a share, to $85, a drop of 20% for the Beverly Hills hotel chain. Hilton's percentage decline was the second-largest on the New York Stock Exchange, behind only troubled Western Union's 23% drop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite eloquent pleas from sport fishermen and divers, the California State Lands Commission on Friday approved the dismantling of artificial Belmont Island off Seal Beach and relocation of its rock base to an artificial reef off Huntington Beach. Opponents had argued that the former oil production facility provides a reef-like habitat to scores of sea creatures. "I'm saddened to see the political process does not put together the science needed to see . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Promoters of a 170-mile pipeline that is considered the safest method for transporting oil along the California coastline applied for state approval Thursday to begin construction. Pacific Pipeline System Inc.
NEWS
July 1, 1991 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill and Kathleen Hall certainly have nothing against environmental regulations. After all, their Gardena business was built on federal and state rules that require the upgrading of underground fuel tanks to protect against leaks that contaminate subterranean water. "We saw there was a need," Kathleen Hall said, "and we invested heavily" seven years ago to start a company that installs tanks and treats polluted soil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although widely heralded as a safe alternative to tankers, a proposed pipeline snaking through Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties would disrupt wetlands, uproot Chumash Indian burial grounds and create other environmental problems, according to a report released Monday.
NEWS
April 23, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city attorney's office is expected today to recommend that the City Council accept a settlement allowing construction of a controversial pipeline that would pump hot crude oil from Kern County through the San Fernando Valley to refineries in Wilmington. The council will have its legal back against the wall when it considers the settlement because a Superior Court ruling in January gave owners of the Pacific Pipeline eminent domain powers to build the line under city streets.
NEWS
January 31, 1997 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a seven-year battle, the proposed Pacific Pipeline--which promoters hope to use to transport crude oil from offshore wells in Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, via the San Fernando Valley--is closer to reality with the release of a Superior Court judgment Thursday that grants builders permission to acquire underground rights of way.
NEWS
May 7, 1996 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texaco, a relatively small player in the Southern California gasoline market, led the surge in prices over the last two months with a steady drumbeat of increases, even though supplies and crude oil costs were falling and rising unevenly during the period. According to a Times computer analysis of gasoline price data provided by the Lundberg Survey, an industry research firm, the five other major refiners in the city of Los Angeles chased Texaco, which had the highest prices during that time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1995 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over at Curley's Cafe, the self-proclaimed home of the best chili for miles around, a bunch of the boys were leaning against the bar, downing their beers or something a little stronger in the middle of the afternoon. They were oil men, most of them, having a couple after getting off work, not quite ready to head home. Outside of Curley's, a dark green oil pump bobbed in the parking lot, just as hundreds of others do here in Signal Hill.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1994 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tiny, frozen encampment just south of the Arctic Circle in western Siberia, Clancy Cottman entered a large tepee with 19 members of a local clan of reindeer herders. Cottman, vice president of business development for Benton Oil and Gas Co., had arranged the January, 1993, meeting to ask the clan for permission to begin drilling for a vast pool of oil resting far beneath the surrounding tundra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although widely heralded as a safe alternative to tankers, a proposed pipeline snaking through Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties would disrupt wetlands, uproot Chumash Indian burial grounds and create other environmental problems, according to a report released Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Alarmed by mounting opposition to a far-reaching plan to bring smoggy Southern California into compliance with federal clean air standards, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials on Friday bitterly assailed business and industry opponents and accused them of distorting the facts to mislead the public. The accusations came just one week before a scheduled Dec.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1998 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was nice while it lasted. Gasoline prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties have bounced about 20 cents higher in the last month, thanks partly to increased demand as Memorial Day nears. Add to that some refinery problems--chiefly a brief reduction in supply because a DWP power outage on April 28 knocked out three major refineries in Wilmington and Carson for a day or two--and you get prices hovering between $1.15 and $1.20 per gallon for regular unleaded self-service gasoline in the region.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bitter end-game between Exxon Corp. and its Southern California dealers has taken another twist. The nation's largest oil company, which plans to withdraw from the California market, has told nine service station operators that their franchises will not be renewed, and to vacate their leased facilities. Exxon delivered letters to the service station operators on Nov. 27, saying that an Exxon representative would take possession of their stations Nov. 30.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1992 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching their first-quarter earnings tumble along with crude oil prices, several local oil companies are expecting their sales to rise now that crude prices have started to climb. Crude oil prices have risen from $18 a barrel in mid-February to nearly $21 as of Friday, and that will help Fortune Petroleum Corp. of Agoura Hills and Benton Oil & Gas Co. of Oxnard--as well as H & H Oil Tool Co. in Santa Paula, which provides equipment to the industry.
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