The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.
Chevron is disputing an assessment by fire officials that a burst crude oil processing pipeline at its Richmond refinery led to a small fire there early Wednesday morning.
Fire crews worked to clean up a pipe leaking hydrocarbon after it caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Wednesday morning.
In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.
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.
Police are investigating an incident in which a man was critically injured after becoming trapped underneath a vehcile in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Thursday morning, police said.
A small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon, a Chevron spokeswoman said.
Chevron Corp. says its net income fell 27 percent in the first quarter because of lower global oil prices and decreased production of oil as a result of bad weather.
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.
Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.