Richmond city leaders have hired a law firm and plan to sue Chevron for damages resulting from the massive fire at the oil company’s refinery last August, city officials announced Thursday.
Several Bay Area stocks were among those losing ground Thursday. Apple Inc. was down more than $6 on the day, while Google stock was off more than $10 and Chevron slid some 2.5 percent.
The Walnut Creek Police Department has recommended drivers who filled up at two gas stations earlier this week keep close tabs on their financial accounts, after skimming devices were found attached to credit card readers at the pumps.
Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its Bay Area refinery that was shut down after a massive fire last year.
Chevron said its net income fell 5 percent in the first quarter as oil prices slipped.
U.S. chemical safety investigators are calling on California to strengthen its oversight of refineries and chemical facilities after investigating the cause of an intense fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond refinery.
Corrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.
Operations are set to resume at a unit of Chevron’s Richmond refinery involved in a major fire last August after state regulators on Friday lifted the order that shut it down.
Chevron Corp. said it has completed repairs at an area of its Richmond refinery that was damaged last year in a fire.
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.