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The August 2012 Chevron Richmond refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Report Blames Poor Safety Protocols For Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire That Sent 15,000 To Hospital

Federal investigators say a 2012 fire at a Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area was the result of shortcomings in the company’s safety culture and gaps in regulatory guidelines.

01/23/2015

Chevron Refinery Flare

Chevron Agrees To Let County Officials Oversee Probe Into Flaring Incident At Richmond Refinery

Chevron will meet with Contra Costa Health Services and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials on a weekly basis to provide status updates on the investigation.

12/30/2014

Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Richmond Official Blasts Chevron For Calling Huge Flare At Plant ‘Routine’

Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.

12/19/2014

Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Flare At Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Visible For Miles, Puts Neighbors On Edge

A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.

12/18/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Source Of Mysterious Rumbling In Concord-Clayton Area Discovered

The source of a mysterious rumbling in the Concord-Clayton area that had been keeping residents awake at night has been confirmed.

10/08/2014

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

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

Proposed Richmond Refinery Upgrades Face Key City Council Vote

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.

07/29/2014

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

Worst Bay Area Polluters Being Let Off The Hook?

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.

06/29/2014

Report Released On Proposed Crude-By-Rail Shipments To Valero Refinery Valero Benicia

Valero’s Oil-By-Rail Report Minimizes Risk, Alarms Benicia Residents

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.

06/18/2014

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

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