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Dual explosions occurred around 2 p.m., as KPIX reports, and in aerial footage two of the tanks appear to have "collapsed." A tanker driver at the site tells the station she had just arrived and filled out some paperwork when she heard a loud "rumbling" and saw "a bunch of people running." She then drove her truck off the property and "I got to the top of the Cummings Skyway and I could see the tops of two tanks completely engulfed in flames."
The trucker, named Michelle, explains that the tanks don't contain oil or gasoline, but renewable diesel.
Update: As the Chronicle reports, I-80 is closed in both directions, from the Willow Avenue exit in Rodeo up to the Carquinez Bridge. A grass fire is burning in the vicinity as well, and crews are trying to keep the rest of the refinery's tanks cool to prevent any further explosions. The two tanks on fire are expected to continue burning for hours.
originally posted by: HalWesten
Aaaaaand gas prices will go up again. Yes, I know it's renewable diesel, it doesn't matter to the refineries. If something goes wrong, no matter how small, gas prices go up. They went up thirty cents early today. Three California refineries are having issues according to something I read earlier today, poor maintenance issues I guess.