Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.
A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.
The source of a mysterious rumbling in the Concord-Clayton area that had been keeping residents awake at night has been confirmed.
The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.
Richmond’s city council is scheduled to take up the project at its meeting on Tuesday night. Councilmembers could impose additional conditions that are opposed by Chevron or approve the project without them.
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.
A new report puts into writing a plan for Valero to bring two trains per day of crude oil in and out of its Benicia refinery.
A small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon, a Chevron spokeswoman said.
Phillips 66 has agreed to pay a $230,900 penalty to settle air quality violations at its Rodeo refinery in 2008 and 2009, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday.
Two people working at the Tesoro refinery in Avon were injured on Monday morning less than a month after two workers were injured by sulfuric acid at the same refinery.