Consider it a late April’s Fools joke. Some pranksters are likely responsible for the ghastly $9 a gallon gas prices spotted at a Chevron in Concord Tuesday.
HazMat crews were in route to the Richmond Chevron refinery as a precaution Monday after reports of flaring at the facility.
A community meeting on last week’s officer-involved shooting was cut short when SFPD Chief Suhr was repeatedly shouted down by protests of angry people who called for his resignation.
BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.
Federal investigators say a 2012 fire at a Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area was the result of shortcomings in the company’s safety culture and gaps in regulatory guidelines.
Chevron will meet with Contra Costa Health Services and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials on a weekly basis to provide status updates on the investigation.
Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.
City Councilman Tom Butt appears to have won Richmond’s highly contested mayor’s race and all three Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates won City Council seats in a race that has drawn national attention.
Chevron is pumping millions of dollars into several local races in Tuesday’s election, hoping to get its candidates into key seats on the Richmond City Council and the mayor’s office.
Chevron has agreed to pay more than a quarter-million dollars for air-quality violations at its Richmond refinery.