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Richmond Refinery Fire

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

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State Senator Wants Gas Price Probe As Chevron Refinery Closure Lingers

A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.

10/10/2012

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Bay Area Gas Prices Spike, Approach $5 A Gallon

Throughout California, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline jumped 8 cents overnight to $4.32 and was up 18 cents during the past week, according to the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.

10/04/2012

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

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Releases Details On Refinery Fire Amid New Federal Scrutiny

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp said the root cause of the pipe leak was high temperature sulfidation corrosion from the fuel moving within the five-foot segment of the refinery’s eight-inch-round 200-foot-long carbon steel pipe.

09/24/2012

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 from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Pipes At Chevron Refinery In Richmond Showed Major Corrosion

Federal investigators continue to look into what caused last month’s fire at the Richmond refinery.

09/12/2012

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

Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond Fire

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.

08/28/2012

Inspectors with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on the scene of the August 6, 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire Investigation

Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond Refinery

Smog-producing hydrocarbons are still leaking at unlawful levels at the Chevron oil refinery in the wake of the Aug. 6 fire, but pollution control officials said they expect to stop it by Tuesday.

08/27/2012

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