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October 9, 2012 | 8:06 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched

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Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]

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September 25, 2012 | 8:18 am

A.M. Splash: Tesla Plans Electric Car Charger Network; 11 Arrested in Hayward Police Shooting Protest; SJ Solar Plant Gets US Funds

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Tesla Motors unveils ‘Superchargers’ at event near Los Angeles (SJ Mercury News) Addressing a key concern consumers have about electric cars — their range between charges — Tesla Motors (TSLA) on Monday unveiled an aggressive plan to build a nationwide network of high-speed “Superchargers” to make it possible for drivers of its all-electric Model S […]

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Chevron Disputes Chron Report on Bypass of Monitoring Equipment

September 24, 2012 | 2:41 pm

Chevron Disputes Chron Report on Bypass of Monitoring Equipment

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Posted by Laird Harrison and Jon Brooks Chevron on Monday took issue with a San Francisco Chronicle report that the company routed a pipe around monitoring equipment so that some emissions at its Richmond oil refinery would escape detection. Chevron was fined $170,000 for the incidents, and the EPA’s criminal enforcement unit is investigating, the […]

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Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

August 28, 2012 | 12:34 pm

Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

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Smoke briefly poured into the air at the Chevron refinery on Tuesday, recalling the Aug. 6 fire that damaged a crude oil facility and caused 18,000 Bay Area residents to file medical claims with the oil company. But a Chevron spokesperson said there was no cause for concern about Tuesday’s  flare, which lasted up to […]

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New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

August 21, 2012 | 10:13 am

New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

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It could have been worse. That’s what the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is saying about the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery blaze in Richmond, which sent thousands to the hospital complaining of flame-related ailments. As reported by ABC 7, the chairman of the safety board toured the fire site Monday and noted that […]

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Refinery Fire Probe Looks at Spark Sources

August 15, 2012 | 10:08 am

Refinery Fire Probe Looks at Spark Sources

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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) Investigators probing the cause of a blaze at Chevron’s Richmond refinery in Northern California are looking at heaters and responding emergency vehicles as possible ignition sources for the massive vapor cloud that spewed from a leaky pipe. Refineries like Chevron Corp.’s have fired heaters that could have provided a spark for the […]

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August 10, 2012 | 3:50 pm

3,500 Seeking Compensation from Chevron After Fire

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Update 4:17 p.m.: KQED’s Aarti Shahani Tweeted updates this afternoon from the community center where Chevron was offering help to local residents wishing to file claims stemming from Monday’s refinery fire. You can find her Tweets here. Original post: “Near bedlam.” That’s how Doug Sovern of KCBS described the scene this morning at the Nevin […]

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Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

August 10, 2012 | 9:29 am

Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

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The question of how Monday’s fire at the Chevron refinery affected Bay Area air remains, shall we say, murky. On Thursday the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which is charged with monitoring what we breathe, backtracked on an earlier statement that air contaminants remained within California state standards. One chemical, acrolein, was above safe […]

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August 10, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Investigators Suspect Error Caused Chevron Fire; 49ers to Get Half of Disputed Tax Fund; History of Chevron Fires

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Chevron response to fire threat probed (SF Chronicle) Investigators looking into the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond suspect that heat insulation around a leaking pipe contributed to the disaster by masking the extent of the danger until it was too late, The Chronicle has learned. By underestimating the size of the leak, […]

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August 9, 2012 | 2:45 pm

Did the Chevron Fire Affect Your Health? Contra Costa County Answers Questions

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Did the fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery affect your health? The Health Services department of Contra Costa County has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. It has also posted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District report on toxins found in the air. Also Chevron has opened a help center for […]

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