Flaring Seen at the Richmond Chevron Refinery - NBC Bay Area
East Bay

East Bay

The latest news from around the East Bay

Flaring Seen at the Richmond Chevron Refinery

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Flaring Seen at the Richmond Chevron Refinery

    Flaring occurred Wednesday evening at the Chevron refinery in Richmond because a process unit was upset, Chevron officials said. (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

    Flaring occurred Wednesday evening at the Chevron refinery in Richmond because a process unit was upset, Chevron officials said.

    As of 9:22 p.m., the flaring had stopped after employees addressed the cause, Chevron spokesperson Amy Mosley said.

    A Community Warning System Level 1 was issued because flaring was visible. On the CWS scale, Level 1 is one of the lowest, Mosley said.

    The flaring was not a threat to the health of residents or the environment, according to Chevron.

    Mosley said flaring helps keep the refinery running safely by relieving pressure in the refining process.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android