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If the Valero Benicia proposal is approved, 100 oil cars a day will pass through Davis like these tank cars photographed on 2nd St. on Jan. 9, 2013.

If the Valero Benicia proposal is approved, 100 oil cars a day will pass through Davis like these tank cars photographed on 2nd St. on Jan. 9, 2013.

In recent months, tank cars of oil can be spotted moving along the Davis rails and sometimes parked, though many of the full trainloads move through at night. The tank cars (each 60 feet long) are destined for the five oil refineries in the Bay Area (1. Valero in Benicia, 2. Tesoro Golden Eagle in Avon, 3. Shell in Martinez, 4. Phillips 66 in Rodeo, and 5. Chevron in Richmond), depending on what product they contain.

The trains travel from the hub in Roseville, through Sac, West Sac, across the Yolo Causeway (more…)