Cal/OSHA, Chevron Reach Settlement Over 2012 Refinery FireChevron and the state Department of Occupational Safety and Health Monday announced a settlement that calls for equipment and safety upgrades worth around $20 million following a 2012 fire at the oil giant's Richmond refinery.
Environmental Group Sues Bay Area Air Quality Agency Over Chevron Modernization ProjecyAn environmental group is suing the agency that oversees air quality in the Bay Area after approving a $1 billion modernization expansion project at its Richmond refinery.
Richmond Residents Concerned Over Chevron Refinery Modernization PlansThree weeks after Chevron released an environmental impact report detailing a $1 billion modernization project at its Richmond refinery, the public spoke out about the impacts the project could have on the community.
2012 Chevron Refinery Fire Ignites New Legislative EffortsTwo East Bay lawmakers have introduced bills in Sacramento meant to address issues that they say came up following last year's Chevron Refinery fire.
State Fines Chevron $1 Million For Richmond Refinery FireThe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health had fined Chevron nearly $1 million for worker safety violations related to a massive Aug. 6 fire at the company’s Richmond refinery.
Corrosion Linked To 2011 Chevron Refinery FireState inspection documents say corrosion that went unchecked -- the suspected cause of a fire at a Chevron Corp. refinery in August -- was linked to another fire at the San Francisco Bay area plant last year.
Chevron Releases Details On Refinery Fire Amid New Federal ScrutinyChevron 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.
EPA Investigates Bypass Pipe At Chevron's Richmond RefineryThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation of Chevron after learning the company had been routing pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery.
Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond FireCalifornia 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.
Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire InvestigationMembers of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.
3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond RefinerySmog-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.
Chevron Opens 2nd Health Claims Center In North RichmondChevron opened a second help center in Richmond on Wednesday so residents could file medical claims resulting from the August 6th refinery fire.
Contra Costa Officials Admit Flaws With Community Warning SystemContra Costa officials conceded on Tuesday that the phone ring-down system for their community warning system may never work perfectly in large emergency events.
State Investigator Criticizes Feds On Facebook Over Richmond Refinery FireThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board said that despite some criticism, they are cooperating with state officials on investigating the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
Lawsuit Says Chevron Was ‘Grossly Negligent’ Leading Up To Refinery FireThree Bay Area attorneys filed a lawsuit against Chevron on Wednesday, claiming the oil company was “grossly negligent” in its handling of maintenance leading up to the massive Aug. 6 fire.