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Chevron Fire Wednesday Morning

Chevron Says Ruptured Pipe Did Not Cause Morning Refinery Fire In Richmond

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.

07/16/2014

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

Crews Extinguish Small Fire At Chevron Richmond Refinery

Fire crews worked to clean up a pipe leaking hydrocarbon after it caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Wednesday morning.

07/16/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

State Railroad Bridges Not Getting Inspected As Volatile Fracked Oil Shipments Set To Increase Dramatically

As rail shipments of crude oil into California are expected to rise exponentially, the state has not tasked anyone with inspecting thousands of railroad bridges across the state that will carry the tankers, even as derailments and explosions are on the rise in other parts of the county.

05/18/2014

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

Fire Breaks Out At Chevron’s Richmond Refinery

A small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon, a Chevron spokeswoman said.

05/12/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Berkeley City Council Votes To Oppose Crude By Rail Plan

The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a resolution that opposes plans by Phillips 66 to transport crude oil through Berkeley and other East Bay cities to a new refinery rail spur in San Luis Obispo County.

03/26/2014

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. At least 80 people are missing after a driverless oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, destroying dozens of buildings, a firefighter back from the scene told AFP. AFP PHOTO / François Laplante-Delagrave (Photo credit should read François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Explosion Survivor Warns Of Fracked Oil Trains; Newer Safety Regulations Delayed

A woman who lived through one of the deadliest train derailments ever hopes her experience serves as a wake-up call about allowing highly-volatile fracked crude oil to be transported by rail – as has been proposed in the Bay Area.

03/06/2014

Smoke rises above the Chevron refinery in Richmond, August 6, 2012. (Brandon Knight)

Richmond Residents Irate Over Refinery Fire; Experts Say Smoke Not Harmful

East Bay residents used a town hall meeting Tuesday to sound off at company executives over a massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night. Hundreds of residents sought medical treatment for respiratory problems, but experts concluded Tuesday it was “not a significant health concern.”

08/07/2012

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