Richmond Refinery Fire
Contra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved an agreement with Chevron Tuesday that will put an end to property tax lawsuits against the county and should save the county millions of dollars and boost strained relations between the county and the oil giant.
A new lawsuit was filed against Chevron on behalf of more than 5,000 people Monday seeking compensation for damage caused by the catastrophic fire at the company’s refinery in Richmond a year ago.
One year after a massive fire broke out at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Bay Area air officials are continuing their efforts to better monitor refinery emissions.
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.
The city of Richmond sued Chevron Corp. in Contra Costa County Superior Court Friday for alleged negligence in last year’s massive refinery fire, accusing the oil company of “willful and conscious disregard of public safety.”
Richmond city leaders have hired a law firm and plan to sue Chevron for damages resulting from the massive fire at the oil company’s refinery last August, city officials announced Thursday.
U.S. chemical safety investigators are calling on California to strengthen its oversight of refineries and chemical facilities after investigating the cause of an intense fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond refinery.
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.
Operations are set to resume at a unit of Chevron’s Richmond refinery involved in a major fire last August after state regulators on Friday lifted the order that shut it down.
Chevron Corp. said it has completed repairs at an area of its Richmond refinery that was damaged last year in a fire.