Refinery Fire

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron To Pay $190K For 19 Air Quality Violations Prior To August 2012 Fire

Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations at its Richmond refinery prior to the fire there last August.

07/31/2013

Flames shoot out of the Chevron Refinery in Richmond (CBS)

Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Resumes Operations In Unit Closed By Fire

Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its Bay Area refinery that was shut down after a massive fire last year.

04/27/2013

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery Fire

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.

04/12/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State, Federal Regulators Release Report On Chevron Refinery Fire In Richmond

The 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.

02/13/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Expects Richmond Refinery Back At Full Capacity Early In 2013

Chevron’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.

11/02/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Considered Replacing Pipe Blamed For Refinery Fire

Chevron Corp. reportedly considered replacing a corroded Richmond refinery pipe nearly a year ago but decided it was good for another five years of service.

08/14/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Refinery Probe Focuses On Corrosion In Old Pipe

Federal 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.

08/11/2012

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Dispatcher Seems Confused By 9-1-1 Call Reporting Chevron Richmond Fire

An 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.

08/08/2012

Smoke rises from the scene or a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (rhabarak/CBS)

Air Quality Deemed Safe After Richmond Refinery Fire

The 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.

08/08/2012

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Gas Prices Quickly Rise After Richmond Refinery Fire

Wholesale 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.

08/07/2012

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