An official call from San Francisco politicians to divest The City’s retirement fund from fossil fuel companies is not going anywhere for a while. And the $584 million invested with the likes of Chevron and Exxon Mobil might just stay put.
San Francisco’s $15.3 billion pension plan has a social justice policy that has in the past led to divestment in tobacco companies and firms connected to genocide in Sudan and apartheid-era South Africa. Read More
A man went into the bathroom of a Chevron gas station in the 1100 block of Junipera Serra Boulevard and came out pointing a gun at 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
The suspect reportedly made of with cash from the register along with the 33-year-old female clerk’s smartphone, police said.
No one was injured, police said, and no arrest had been made as of Tuesday morning.
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Chevron does not plan to increase production at its fire-damaged Richmond refinery after repairs are made, allowing it to forgo requirements to install the newest clean-air technologies, the company said.
A section of the refinery was damaged in an Aug. 6 fire that sent a cloud of black smoke into the air and spurred thousands to seek medical treatment. The cause of the fire was a leaky decades-old pipe that failed due to corrosion. Read More
More than 9,000 people sought treatment at local hospitals for health problems stemming from the massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond last week, a health official told the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Read More
A health advisory was issued Tuesday because of flaring at the Shell refinery in Martinez, but it was canceled an hour later.
Randy Sawyer of Contra Costa Health Services said a vessel at the refinery became “overpressurized,” which activated a safety mechanism that releases pressure through flaring, which creates black smoke that contains sulfur dioxide and other combustible products.
The health advisory was issued at 1:31 p.m. and lifted about 2:45 p.m. Read More
About 1,000 claims have been filed since thick smoke and soot from a massive fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery Monday evening sent 950 area residents to local hospitals, a Chevron spokesman said. Read More
Motorists should brace for significantly higher prices at the pump in the coming weeks as a result of Monday night’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond.
Wholesale prices for fuel have already risen by 23 to 35 cents a gallon, a cost increase that will soon be passed on to consumers, said Cynthia Harris, a spokeswoman for AAA. She said it is too early to speculate about how much gas prices will increase, but the spike will be “significant.” Read More
As East Bay residents recovered Tuesday from the effects of a massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night, the head of emergency services at the facility provided updates on the blaze.
Mark Ayers said a hydrocarbon leak was initially detected in the No. 4 crude unit about 4:30 p.m. Monday. He said the leak was minor. When asked why Chevron didn’t notify county health officials, Ayers said there were “no thoughts it would impact the community.” Read More
On Tuesday, Chevron sought to repair the core of its Richmond refinery after an hourslong fire burned Monday night in the crude unit.
The blaze sent a pitch-black plume of smoke high above the East Bay, burning for more than four hours before being completely extinguished overnight, Chevron said.
As traders recalled that a 2007 fire on the same unit left the plant mostly idle for months, gasoline
premiums began to spike. Read More
A fire struck the core of Chevron’s large Richmond refinery Monday evening, sending flames and a column of smoke into the air and prompting authorities to order nearby residents indoors.
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