Chevron Refinery Fire

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Environmental Group Sues Bay Area Air Quality Agency Over Chevron Modernization Projecy

An environmental group is suing the agency that oversees air quality in the Bay Area after approving a $1 billion modernization expansion project at its Richmond refinery.

06/05/2014

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond Residents Concerned Over Chevron Refinery Modernization Plans

Three weeks after Chevron released an environmental impact report detailing a $1 billion modernization project at its Richmond refinery, the public spoke out about the impacts the project could have on the community.

04/18/2014

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2012 Chevron Refinery Fire Ignites New Legislative Efforts

Two East Bay lawmakers have introduced bills in Sacramento meant to address issues that they say came up following last year’s Chevron Refinery fire.

02/26/2013

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

State Fines Chevron $1 Million For Richmond Refinery Fire

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health had fined Chevron nearly $1 million for worker safety violations related to a massive Aug. 6 fire at the company’s Richmond refinery.

01/30/2013

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Corrosion Linked To 2011 Chevron Refinery Fire

State inspection documents say corrosion that went unchecked — the suspected cause of a fire at a Chevron Corp. refinery in August — was linked to another fire at the San Francisco Bay area plant last year.

10/14/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Releases Details On Refinery Fire Amid New Federal Scrutiny

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp said the root cause of the pipe leak was high temperature sulfidation corrosion from the fuel moving within the five-foot segment of the refinery’s eight-inch-round 200-foot-long carbon steel pipe.

09/24/2012

Refinery Aerial

EPA Investigates Bypass Pipe At Chevron’s Richmond Refinery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation of Chevron after learning the company had been routing pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery.

09/23/2012

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond Fire

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.

08/28/2012

Inspectors with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on the scene of the August 6, 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire Investigation

Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond Refinery

Smog-producing hydrocarbons are still leaking at unlawful levels at the Chevron oil refinery in the wake of the Aug. 6 fire, but pollution control officials said they expect to stop it by Tuesday.

08/27/2012

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