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Sustainable projects key for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Sustainable projects key for Central Coast

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Wave energy test center near Vandenberg Air Force Base vies for funds

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Wave energy test center near Vandenberg Air Force Base vies for funds

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Phillips 66 appeals denial of crude-by-rail expansion project

By   /  Thursday, October 20th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Phillips 66 appeals denial of crude-by-rail expansion project

In a move many expected, Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its proposed crude-by-rail expansion project at its Santa Maria Refinery. The commission narrowly voted down the proposal 3-2 after months of discussion and public comment, ultimately siding with staff’s recommendation. The potential harm of a derailment and the Read More →

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Freeport-McMoRan selling onshore Central Coast oil and gas properties

By   /  Monday, October 17th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Freeport-McMoRan selling onshore Central Coast oil and gas properties

Freeport-McMoRan will sell its onshore California oil and gas properties, which include several facilities throughout the Central Coast, to Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC for a total of $742 million, according to SEC filings. The deal includes $592 million in cash and an additional $50 million per year in 2018, 2019 and 2020 if the Read More →

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Tri-Counties shedding fossil fuels industries

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties shedding fossil fuels industries

The Tri-Counties is moving away from its legacy of fossil fuels industries. The pace of that move and managing the cost of leaving oil and gas operations behind will say a lot about the region’s future prosperity. The Tri-Counties edged further away from fossil fuels on Oct. 5 when the San Luis Obispo County Planning Read More →

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Brown vetoes bill to cap abandoned oil wells along coast

By   /  Thursday, October 6th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Brown vetoes bill to cap abandoned oil wells along coast

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would’ve capped abandoned oil wells along the California Coast. SB 900, authored by Santa Barbara Democrat Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, would’ve required the analysis of some 220 abandoned wells along the coast and capped the biggest leakers. This bill would’ve transferred $500,000 from the General Fund to the Land Read More →

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Phillips 66’s crude-by-rail proposal denied

By   /  Thursday, October 6th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Phillips 66’s crude-by-rail proposal denied

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission denied Phillips 66’s proposal to expand its crude-by-rail operations on the Nipomo Mesa. The commissioners voted 3-2 against the project, which involves building a rail spur that would connect its refinery to Union Pacific’s major interstate railroad so it can import tar sands crude from Canada and other Read More →

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