State, Federal Regulators Release Report On Chevron Refinery Fire In RichmondThe report concluded that a pipe ruptured due to severe sulfidation corrosion and there was a very low concentration of corrosion-inhibiting silicon in the ruptured pipe.
Chevron Expects Richmond Refinery Back At Full Capacity Early In 2013Chevron's Richmond oil refinery should be fully functional again during the first quarter of 2013, once repairs to the crude oil unit devastated by a massive fire in August have been completed, a company spokesman said Friday.
Chevron Considered Replacing Pipe Blamed For Refinery FireChevron Corp. reportedly considered replacing a corroded Richmond refinery pipe nearly a year ago but decided it was good for another five years of service.
Refinery Probe Focuses On Corrosion In Old PipeFederal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire in Northern California are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year.
Dispatcher Seems Confused By 9-1-1 Call Reporting Chevron Richmond FireAn audio recording of the initial 9-1-1 call from the Chevron refinery to Richmond authorities reporting Monday night's fire suggests that the emergency dispatcher may have been confused about how to respond to the incident.
Air Quality Deemed Safe After Richmond Refinery FireThe air quality in western Contra Costa County was determined safe after test results for 23 petroleum-related pollutants were analyzed Tuesday after a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Gas Prices Quickly Rise After Richmond Refinery FireWholesale gas prices spiked Tuesday throughout California in the aftermath of fire that shut down Chevron's Richmond refinery, which is one of the top crude production facilities for the West Coast.
Gas Prices May Go Up Due To Richmond Refinery FireA fire that burned out of control for hours Monday night at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond shut down the facility's crude processing unit, causing concern that gas prices could be driven higher as a result.

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