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Chevron completes repairs of fire-damaged crude unit at Richmond refinery

washingtonpost.com -- Chevron Corp. says it has completed repairs at an area of its Richmond refinery that was damaged last year in a fire.

The refinery was damaged by the August fire that sent a towering plume of black smoke into the air. Thousands of nearby residents complained of respiratory issues after the blaze.

The company received a nearly $1 million fine from state workplace safety regulators, who said Chevron didn’t heed its own scientists’ advice to replace the old, corroded pipe that failed and caused the fire.


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Yetie
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 7:15:46 PM

Good news
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:09:37 AM

Hopefully, this will help ease gas prices in the Bay Area.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 7:51:01 AM

yesterday's news
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 2:41:22 AM

Chevron completes repairs of fire-damaged crude unit at Richmond refinery, they ingnore the advice of their scientists, do not replace a corroded pipe and a fire in August is the result. When gas prices fall, a refinery fire has to happen somewhere, lower supply of refined fuel to keep fuel prices up at the pump and this was the place for that to happen. Now is the time to schedule the next refinery fire somewhere and keep those fuel prices high at the pump!
Remember upper management when the time comes to adjust their pay when the company pays fines and for the nearby resident respiratory health care costs.
Fuel prices will never go down to a reasonable level when Big Oil sells fuel on the world market for higher prices.
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first, above all else, before exporting and selling fuel to other countries or markets!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 1:37:28 AM

Good News.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:58:50 AM

On Apr 5, 2013 11:29:58 PM, KrsnaDragon wrote:

>It's good to have news enlightening the public in any way on
>these refinery fires, which seem to be happening with more
>frequency in recent years.

At least people are paying more attention to them. Remember, the media never seems to point out the errors of the media.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:53:35 AM

On Apr 5, 2013 11:15:22 PM, MidNJ wrote:

>"Chevron completes repairs of fire-damaged crude unit at Richmond refinery"

>Sounds like something that needed to be done!

The independent members of the Board of Directors have this annoying habit of asking the CEO to explain how they got things so messed up.

On the other hand, only once have I seen the Board of Directors come out in favor of a shareholder proposal.


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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:30:22 AM

Every time I go by there I think, "Please don't blow up. Please don't blow up."

So far so good.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:29:58 AM

It's good to have news enlightening the public in any way on these refinery fires, which seem to be happening with more frequency in recent years.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:29:20 AM

just a drop in the bucket for them
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:28:52 AM


I'm afraid to even ask what took them so long as I fear it is their usual incompetence.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:23:51 AM


     good
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:20:51 AM

Sometimes you have to hit them in the pocketbook to get their attention.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:19:34 AM

On Apr 5, 2013 10:20:21 PM, rjoeh wrote:

>A example where preventive maintenance would have been
>far cheaper than the fine and facility repairs.

Things like this usually happen when sharp-penciled accountants and managers override the best judgment of the scientifically trained.

On the other hand, some of us perfectionists go half-crazy when a word is misspelled.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:16:24 AM

Hope they get it fixed so it lasts this time.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:15:22 AM

From the headline;

"Chevron completes repairs of fire-damaged crude unit at Richmond refinery"

===============

Sounds like something that needed to be done!
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:15:05 AM

hopefully get back online, and increase production and gas price will drop.. maybe?
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:11:34 AM

Won't affect prices though
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:09:23 AM

refinery back ? fuel prices SHOULD drop more.
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Get a move on!
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:07:28 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:33 AM

good reason for government to encourage refineries to built new technological advance refinery.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:05:26 AM

Lets get some oil refined
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:04:18 AM

Chevron has the neat plastic cars.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:02:16 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:01:57 AM

oh
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:01:15 AM

On Apr 5, 2013 10:50:44 PM, mcmonsta wrote:

>only a $1,000,000.00 fine for gross negligence...
>petty cash for them

They will probably spend $2,000,000.00 for lawyers to fight the proposed fine.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:56:20 PM

Mighty slow on that repair
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:55:19 PM

Now, let's lower the gas prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:54:35 PM

Crank it up!! Lets lower cost!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:53:59 PM

Many industries preach safety first but down' correct a problem until an accident or someone gets injured.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:50:44 PM

only a $1,000,000.00 fine for gross negligence...petty cash for them
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:50:35 PM

So it's due to oilers' negligence that you get to pay for repairs and higher prices for gas and diesel too.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:50:15 PM

More gas coming?
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:49:45 PM

I have yet to see lower prices mid-west.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:47:21 PM

So that is why gas prices have been absurdly high in Virginia.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:46:48 PM

great
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:46:35 PM

Good. Finally got it done.

Produce!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:46:31 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:43:07 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:36:40 PM

This is good. Will it mean lower prices?
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:30:14 PM

Good...
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:28:32 PM

You can't fool Mother Nature...
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:25:03 PM

good - now back to work!!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:22:56 PM

gas prices coming down?
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:21:55 PM

so prices should drop some more now?
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:20:21 PM

A example where preventive maintenance would have been far cheaper than the fine and facility repairs.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:16:53 PM

Good!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:15:57 PM

Good news
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:13:21 PM

Good news. More production capacity the better.
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