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Richmond Refinery

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

Richmond City Council Approves Chevron Plan To Modernize Refinery

The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.

07/30/2014

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

Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Tax Settlement With Chevron

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.

09/17/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Allowed To Restart Unit Damaged In Richmond Refinery Fire

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.

04/05/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Completes Repairs Following Richmond Refinery Fire

Chevron Corp. said it has completed repairs at an area of its Richmond refinery that was damaged last year in a fire.

04/04/2013

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2012 Chevron Refinery Fire Ignites New Legislative Efforts

Two East Bay lawmakers have introduced bills in Sacramento meant to address issues that they say came up following last year’s Chevron Refinery fire.

02/26/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Says It Has Paid $10M In Richmond Refinery Claims

Chevron has paid about $10 million to cover medical expenses and other claims in the wake of the fire at its Richmond refinery on Aug. 6 and is updating its equipment and safety procedures to prevent a similar incident, representatives from the oil company said Tuesday.

01/29/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Dispute Could Delay Chevron Richmond Refinery Repairs

Chevron’s plan to get its Richmond refinery back to full operating capacity following a massive fire could be slowed by a dispute over the type of piping it wants to use to make repairs.

11/20/2012

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

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

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