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Chevron Refinery

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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Police Arrest 160 At Environmental Protest At Richmond’s Chevron Refinery

Richmond police have arrested more than 160 protesters for trespassing at a Chevron refinery as part of an environmental protest against the oil industry.

08/03/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Dispute Could Delay Chevron Richmond Refinery Repairs

Chevron’s plan to get its Richmond refinery back to full operating capacity following a massive fire could be slowed by a dispute over the type of piping it wants to use to make repairs.

11/20/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron’s Damaged Crude Oil Unit Undergoes Repairs, But Is It Enough?

The damaged crude oil unit that exploded in flames at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August is now undergoing repairs, but the work is being done under close scrutiny.

11/12/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Richmond Refinery Fire Prompts Changes In Air Monitoring Rules; Higher Fines Sought

Accidental releases from industrial facilities would require more extensive monitoring of emissions in the surrounding community under new rules adopted by air quality officials in response to the Chevron refinery fire this summer.

10/18/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State Senator Wants Gas Price Probe As Chevron Refinery Closure Lingers

A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.

10/10/2012

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

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Bay Area Air Monitors Not Equipped To Measure Pollutants From Refinery Fires

The monitors are not designed to test for many of the pollutants that surface following refinery fires like the recent one at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.

08/20/2012

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