Tag Archives: refinery

People’s Tribunal finds Chevron guilty of violating rights of nature

A panel of judges unanimously found Chevron guilty Sunday of operating its Richmond refinery “in violation of the principles of environmental justice and the rights of nature.” But the judges didn’t represent a state or...

A community tour of Chevron’s Richmond refinery full of eye-popping sights

Chevron's Community Tour Day last Saturday showed Richmond residents the inside of the 2,900 acre refinery and the progress of the refinery modernization project.

Officials: Chevron failed to replace corroded pipe that caused Aug. fire

Federal investigators have concluded an aged and severely corroded pipe caused the Aug. 6 Chevron Refinery fire. Investigators and elected officials were quick to blame the oil giant for the explosion, arguing the corporation knew...
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Richmond rabbits hop to new homes

The House Rabbit Society is a no-kill shelter in Richmond. They save rabbits from around the area from being euthanized. When you walk in, it neither smells like a shelter, nor looks like one. With...

Chevron’s damaged Crude Unit 4 to remain shut through the winter as gas prices soar

The stoppage of operations at Chevron’s damaged Crude Distillation Unit, which supplied units at the Richmond refinery responsible for 38 percent of the Bay Area’s total refining capacity, has been partially blamed for soaring gas...

Council passes resolutions urging Chevron to tighten refinery safety, invest in Richmond

The City Council unanimously adopted two resolutions Tuesday: an industrial safety resolution calling on Chevron to adopt the highest possible safety standards during renovations to the crude distillation unit damaged in the Aug. 6 refinery...

County seeks tighter safety measures in wake of new findings

As Richmond  Fire Department and Chevron firefighters complete joint search-and-rescue training operations at the Chevron refinery this week — a sign of cooperation between the two agencies at a time when residents and regulators are...

“End Chevron’s Perk” campaign to start next week

As much as $15 million more could enter the City of Richmond's budget if a campaign called "End Chevron's Perk" persuades voters to end a cap on the Chevron refinery's utility users' tax.