U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

The Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

Feds want tougher refinery oversight in California

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Federal refinery safety regulators are recommending California change how it oversees oil refineries in the wake of a massive fire at a Chevron Corp. facility in Richmond that sent thousands of […]

12/16/2013

Firefighters conduct search and rescue operations at destroyed apartment complex near fertilizer plant explosion, West, Texas. (AP Photo)

Crews seek survivors, bodies after Texas blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris.

04/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Key facts about the plant explosion in West, Texas

(AP) – A fertilizer plant exploded in the small Central Texas farming community of West, about 20 miles north of Waco, leaving as many as 15 people dead and at least 160 injured. Here is a look at the facts.

04/18/2013

The Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

Report: Chevron should have replaced leaky pipe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government investigators have found that a decades-old pipe that leaked and caused a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California was corroded, and the company knew it should have been replaced.

02/13/2013

Video: Vapor cloud before Calif. refinery fire

(AP) – Investigators trying to get close enough to a pipe blamed for a fire at Chevron’s refinery that sent thousands of people to the hospital and contributed to higher gasoline prices have been hampered […]

08/15/2012

Investigators wait on OK to enter Chevron refinery

(AP) – Investigators looking into the cause of an oil refinery fire at Chevron‘s Richmond facility on Monday were waiting for structural engineers to determine if it was safe for them to enter the unit. […]

08/13/2012

Investigators wait to access site of refinery fire

(AP) – Investigators are waiting for access to the charred crude oil unit of a Chevron refinery where a fire sent a towering plume of black smoke into San Francisco Bay area skies and pushed […]

08/09/2012

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