Refinery

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Acid Leak Forces Medical Airlift Of 2 Martinez Refinery Workers

Two workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez were airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday morning after an industrial accident.

02/12/2014

Oil barrels in North Dakota's Bakken Shale Oil Fields where fracking has made it possible to open up an entirely new industry of oil exploration in the Midwest.
(Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Backlash Grows Over Plan To Store Fracked Oil In Pittsburg

A company called WesPac Energy wants to start bringing the substance, known as bakken shale, to the Delta town by rail and storing it there before shipping it to the Bay Area’s five refineries via pipeline.

01/22/2014

Refinery Fire 2

Chevron Agrees To Pay $2M For Richmond Refinery Fire

Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in last year’s fire that sent thousands of residents to hospitals.

08/05/2013

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Chevron’s Income Jumps 41 Percent In 4th Quarter

Chevron says net income rose 41 percent in the fourth quarter as the company produced more oil and gas, improved performance of its refinery business and realized a gain from swapping assets in an Australian natural gas field.

02/01/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Richmond Refinery Fire Prompts Changes In Air Monitoring Rules; Higher Fines Sought

Accidental releases from industrial facilities would require more extensive monitoring of emissions in the surrounding community under new rules adopted by air quality officials in response to the Chevron refinery fire this summer.

10/18/2012

(Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Authorizes Emergency Use Of Winter-Blend Gas To Boost Supply

Gov. Jerry Brown authorized the state Air Resources Board to allow refineries to switch to winter-blend gasoline in an emergency effort to increase fuel production and reduce soaring gas prices.

10/07/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Richmond Council Calls On Chevron To Improve Safety After Refinery Fire

The resolution asks that Chevron make safety at the refinery its top priority, “pay its fair share” in taxes to the city and employ as many Richmond residents as possible.

10/03/2012

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

KCBS In Depth: Lack Of Monitoring Means Impact Of Chevron Refinery Fire Unknown

It could be a year, if not longer, before investigators from multiple agencies issue their findings on the Aug. 6 fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond.

09/24/2012

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.

08/10/2012

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.

08/08/2012

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