Massive Fire At Crockett Fuel Facility Contained, Shelter In Place LiftedAn explosion and fire ripped through two fuel storage tanks at a facility in Crockett Tuesday, prompting shelter in place orders and a creating a traffic nightmare after a stretch of a major freeway was closed.
SoCal Refinery Fire Likely to Send Bay Area Gas Prices SoaringExperts are predicting that gas prices in California could stay above $4 a gallon after a refinery caught fire for the second time in as many weeks.
Chevron, Richmond Reach $5 Million Settlement Over Refinery FireThe city of Richmond and Chevron Corp. have jointly announced a $5 million settlement of a lawsuit over a fire and huge plume of polluted black smoke at the company's Richmond refinery in 2012.
Chevron To Pay $190K For 19 Air Quality Violations Prior To August 2012 Fire Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations at its Richmond refinery prior to the fire there last August.
Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Resumes Operations In Unit Closed By Fire Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its Bay Area refinery that was shut down after a massive fire last year.
Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery FireCorrosion 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.
State, Federal Regulators Release Report On Chevron Refinery Fire In RichmondThe report concluded that a pipe ruptured due to severe sulfidation corrosion and there was a very low concentration of corrosion-inhibiting silicon in the ruptured pipe.
Chevron Expects Richmond Refinery Back At Full Capacity Early In 2013Chevron's Richmond oil refinery should be fully functional again during the first quarter of 2013, once repairs to the crude oil unit devastated by a massive fire in August have been completed, a company spokesman said Friday.
Chevron Considered Replacing Pipe Blamed For Refinery FireChevron Corp. reportedly considered replacing a corroded Richmond refinery pipe nearly a year ago but decided it was good for another five years of service.
Refinery Probe Focuses On Corrosion In Old PipeFederal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire in Northern California are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year.
Dispatcher Seems Confused By 9-1-1 Call Reporting Chevron Richmond FireAn audio recording of the initial 9-1-1 call from the Chevron refinery to Richmond authorities reporting Monday night's fire suggests that the emergency dispatcher may have been confused about how to respond to the incident.
Air Quality Deemed Safe After Richmond Refinery FireThe air quality in western Contra Costa County was determined safe after test results for 23 petroleum-related pollutants were analyzed Tuesday after a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Gas Prices Quickly Rise After Richmond Refinery FireWholesale gas prices spiked Tuesday throughout California in the aftermath of fire that shut down Chevron's Richmond refinery, which is one of the top crude production facilities for the West Coast.
Gas Prices May Go Up Due To Richmond Refinery FireA fire that burned out of control for hours Monday night at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond shut down the facility's crude processing unit, causing concern that gas prices could be driven higher as a result.
No Tolls Collected On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge After Refinery FireCash-paying motorists crossing the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Monday night were not being charged a toll, after toll takers evacuated to the toll plaza office because of smoke from a fire burning at the nearby Richmond Chevron oil refinery.