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

Chevron Claims Office Opens In Richmond After Refinery Fire

Bay Area residents who were planning to file a liability claim against Chevron related to the oil company’s refinery fire Monday may do so in person at an office in Richmond starting Friday, a company spokesman said.


Shell Gasoline

Martinez Shell Refinery False Alarm Leads To Sirens, Shelter-In-Place Warning

A false alarm was sent out Wednesday morning by Contra Costa Health Services warning Martinez residents that there was an emergency at the Shell refinery.


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.”


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

Fire Contained At Richmond Refinery; Dozens Hospitalized From Smoke

Crews have fully contained at a 3-alarm fire that followed an explosion at the Chevron refinery in Richmond Monday night. The fire caused shelter-in-place warnings for several East Bay communities, and a number of people checked in to local hospitals complaining of respiratory problems.


ConocoPhillips refinery

Fire Contained At Rodeo Oil Refinery; Health Advisory Lifted

A fire at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo has been contained and a health advisory by the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Program has been lifted, an agency spokesman said.


A car drives past the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chevron Facing More Taxes On Richmond Refinery

Chevron Corp. faces additional taxes on its refinery in Richmond after an appeals board ruled that the refinery was worth more than the county’s assessment.


The scene of a water main break in San Pablo.

San Pablo Water Main Break Worries Neighborhood

It wasn’t the water damage but the fact that there was a gasoline pipeline in the same area that had residents concerned.


The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron Richmond Refinery Fined For Air Quality Violations

Chevron has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for air quality violations over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for the air district.

CBS San Francisco–08/05/2011

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Contra Costa Cities Sue Over $18 Million Chevron Tax Refund

Thirteen cities in Contra Costa County are suing the county over its $18 million tax refund to Chevron Corp.

CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron Looks To Move Ahead On Richmond Refinery Upgrade

Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.