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In February, the Exxon refinery in Torrance was shut down when an explosion destroyed an air-pollution control device that's 12 stories high. Gasoline prices went up in Southern California, and the refinery is still not back on line. Now Exxon has plans to...
By Paul Michaels, MYTECHBITS.COM
Jaime Waydo, who heads up engineering for Google’s self-driving cars initiative, says that her team is constantly coming up with new scenarios to try to teach the vehicles safety abilities. The problem that companies like Google are finding out, at least initially, is that autonomous vehicles are a bit too cautious.
Consumer Watchdog, a...
By Staff Reporters, CITY NEWS SERVICE
A New Jersey-based oil refining company announced today it is purchasing the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that was badly damaged in a February explosion, with the $527.5 million deal expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.
The deal, subject to "customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals," will also not be closed...
By Ivan Penn, LOS ANGELES TIMES
ExxonMobil's damaged Torrance plant will be bought by a New Jersey-based oil refining company. The $537.5-million deal, announced Wednesday, will take effect after repairs have been completed early next year.
Consumers will see no immediate effect on gasoline prices in the Los Angeles area, where they've paid as much as $1.50 more a gallon...
By Molly Peterson, KPCC 89.3 FM Pasadena, CA
The troubled ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance is set to get new ownership under a $537.5 million deal announced today by petroleum refiner PBF.
The 750-acre refinery has been under scrutiny by local and state regulators since a massive explosion at the facility in February touched off shaking the equivalent of an 1.7 earthquake.
The refinery has...
By Ben Miller, GOVTECH.COM
As the number of companies testing self-driving cars on public roads rises, nonprofit Consumer Watchdog says the public should have more information about the crashes those vehicles are getting into.
According to Google, none of the accidents its self-driving cars has been in was the fault of the vehicle, or rather the program making decisions...
By Hector Gonzalez, SANTA MONICA LOOKOUT
September 25, 2015 -- ExxonMobile is muzzling a key witness to last February's explosion at its Torrance refinery, effectively “subverting” a state and federal investigation of the disaster that injured four workers, Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog charged this week.
The nonprofit advocacy group, which has fought the oil...
By Shirley Siluk, TOPTECHNEWS.COM
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) might again be investigating Google for potentially anticompetitive practices, this time in relation to the company's handling of its Android mobile operating system and related apps.
"Two people familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg that the FTC is in the early stages of an antitrust...
By Bryan Jonston, AUTO CONNECTED CAR NEWS
Consumer Watchdog is watching out for the safety of other drivers on the road encountering self-driving vehicles in California. The group is following up on our question we asked when the first accidents occurred, “They have cameras on the cars, why don’t they have to show video footage of what happened?” Consumer Watchdog also...
By Tom Perumean, KABC NEWS 790 AM Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Watchdog Wednesday accused ExxonMobil of a cover up following an explosion at its Torrance refinery in February that sent gas prices spiraling.
In his accusation against ExxonMobil, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court says the company is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from...