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Large fire burning at Chevron refinery in Richmond
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21250598/large-fire-burning-at-chevron-refinery-richmond ^

Posted on 08/06/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by WSGilcrest



RICHMOND -- Crews are responding to a large fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.

Flames and at least two large plumes of black smoke are visible from as far away as the Bay Bridge and a shelter in place warning has been issued.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: chevron; energy; gasprices; oil; refineryfire; richmondca; richmondcalif; sourcetitlenoturl
Fill your tanks tonight.
1 posted on 08/06/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT by WSGilcrest
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To: WSGilcrest
live video
2 posted on 08/06/2012 7:23:08 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest
I can see the plume from my front window. I am in San Francisco/Golden Gate Heights. There is a large gray/black cloud over the east bay.
3 posted on 08/06/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: WSGilcrest

Richmond where?
Texas? Virginia? Kentucky? California? Indiana?


4 posted on 08/06/2012 7:31:57 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: WSGilcrest

gas is going up, Up, UP.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Another excuse to raise gas prices....look for $5 a gallon before November.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: WSGilcrest

Looks like OWS in Oakland is stepping things up a bit.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: patriot08

California. Sorry, location got excerpted.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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bttt


9 posted on 08/06/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: WSGilcrest

That should be good for a $1.00 a gallon.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: WSGilcrest

Bush’s fault.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 7:37:41 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: BobL
Looks like OWS in Oakland is stepping things up a bit.

Indeed....there's no way a fire at a facility that processes enormous quantities of flammable liquids and gases could be accidental.

12 posted on 08/06/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: patriot08
Richmond where?


13 posted on 08/06/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: WSGilcrest

Smoke plume at about 6000/8000ft. all the way to the valley now. Brentwood/Stockton area.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 7:41:12 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

Another link

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8763930

Another link
http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/ktvu-live-news/vFXTT/

San Fran wind patterns

http://www.met.sjsu.edu/cgi-bin/wind/windbin.cgi

Chevron’s Largest California Refinery “Immediate-Extreme-Health-Hazard” Fire Emergency

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/chevrons-largest-california-refinery-immediate-extreme-health-hazard-fire-energency


15 posted on 08/06/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

All chevron personnel safe and accounted for. No injuries. I can tell you though, from past experience, there’ll be about 600 surrounding area residents lined up at Kaiser with respitory distress.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: BobL

Looks like OWS in Oakland is stepping things up a bit.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
or.....

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17 posted on 08/06/2012 8:11:17 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: WSGilcrest

Glad the chevron personnel are safe - thanks for sharing.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 8:29:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: WSGilcrest

How many trial lawyers will be at the ER doors to sign up clients for the law suits? Think of the scrum to be the law firm to represent the class!


19 posted on 08/06/2012 8:36:23 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: WSGilcrest

I’m in Martinez. Smoke from Richmond is rolling across the sky overhead....


20 posted on 08/06/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: BobL

OWS = This maybe = Environmental Justice Case Study: West County Toxics Coalition and the Chevron Refinery
Richmond, California

http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/sherman.html

Of course progressives do it all the time!
Indeed they will do it again!


21 posted on 08/06/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: WSGilcrest
Looks like they're flaring off pressure on fire to the right.
22 posted on 08/06/2012 8:47:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Sirens going off now...
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/live-video/


23 posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:12 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Tigen

I have a friend working for Exxon and the biggest threats they face everyday are from environmental terrorists and their networks also are attacked by China thousands of times a day. They are trained for both types of attacks.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:28 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Whenifhow

Your link is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 9:03:17 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Big-fire-at-Chevron-refinery-in-Richmond-3767221.php


26 posted on 08/06/2012 10:40:27 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: WSGilcrest

Will it take 6 years for Chevon to get permits to rebuild this causing them to shut er down?


27 posted on 08/07/2012 8:32:46 AM PDT by tubebender
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Will it take 6 years for Chevon to get permits to rebuild this causing them to shut er down?

Repairs typically do not require permits. However, their existing permit probably does mandate a fault review procedure. I can't imagine anybody in the City of Richmond qualified to conduct oversight on Chevron.

28 posted on 08/07/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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