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
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
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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