Chevron Richmond Refinery Incident Update and Event Notices

Please see the message from the Chevron Refinery Manager below which will give you the most up to date information concerning the Refinery incident last evening.

The Chamber would like to take this opportunity to extend out thank you to the well trained members of the Chevron Fire Department, the Richmond Fire Department and other teams and first responders that were there last evening. We appreciate you!

>>> A couple of event updates to mention: The Richmond Museum is postponing their gallery opening event this afternoon, please stay tuned for the new date.

As mentioned in the Chevron letter below, you are all invited to a Town Hall meeting this evening at 6:00pm at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium to receive information and ask questions. We hope to see you all there.

Dear Members of the Community:

We want to apologize to the community for the fire and smoke that occurred this evening at our Richmond Refinery.

The fire began at approximately 6:30 p.m. in our 4 Crude Unit.  At this time, the fire is fully contained.

We are also working closely with local, state and federal government agencies, who are onsite, to determine the exact cause of the incident and to address any current issues and concerns.  We want to thank our emergency responders for their quick response as well as those who provided mutual aid.

We have comprehensive plans and procedures in place to respond to situations like this one we are facing today. We are responding to this incident as quickly as we can and are deploying highly trained personnel to assess and manage this situation.

We are currently taking the appropriate measures necessary to address and provide for the safety and security of our facilities, our employees and contractor personnel, and the surrounding community and its residents.

We understand Contra Costa County officials have issued a shelter in place warning for the surrounding area.  Any questions about this precautionary measure and when the warning will be lifted are best addressed to the County.  Residents with questions should contact Contra Costa Health Services at 925-335-3200.

Our priority right now is containing the fire and protecting the health and safety of our employees and members of the community.

>>> We want to invite the community to come to a Town Hall Meeting to receive information and ask questions. The meeting will be held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. located at 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA.