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Fire at Calif. refinery is out; 200 go to hospital

Yahoo -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire at one of the nation's largest refineries is out.

San Francisco Bay area-based KGO-TV reports that the fire at Chevron's refinery in Richmond, about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, was doused early Tuesday morning.

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp, however, said at a 5 a.m. news conference that officials were conducting a controlled burn.

The fire spewed black smoke over cities in the San Francisco Bay area. It was contained and a shelter-in-place order lifted on Monday night.

Hospitals have reported receiving more than 200 patients — some complaining of shortness of breath — since the fire started.


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Submitted Aug 08, 2012 By: leemun
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:46:40 PM


A very sad story!
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:25:28 PM

Thank you for posting.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 5:12:22 AM

'….officials were conducting a controlled burn.'
But 200 go to the hospital?
Too many refinery fires and Big Oil will raise fuel prices if they want to or have a refinery undergo 'unplanned maintenance' when they want to. There is nothing you can do, Big oil will maintain its profits without regard to your well being or your possible economic problems.
The trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3 to $3.50/gallon is Not the new low!
With 'coming out of the closet' Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, who can afford to buy fuel and the vehicle to use it! Barry can spin the jobs numbers so they look much better than what they really are, he's a smooooth talker if there ever was one!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:12:53 AM

Yikes...
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:57:25 PM

Don't you just love to read 4 day old news?
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NedW
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:21:31 PM

What's up with all the refinery mishaps?
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g747
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:18:46 PM

Get well soon,I wish everyone well!!!!!!!!!!.Sorry for your discomfort.
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:23 PM

Good, get well soon to those hurt
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Rooster922
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:21 PM

Is that the temporary work place?
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:19 PM

that's why gas is going up
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dky63
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:35 PM

200 with breathing problems??
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CatMan623
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:53 PM

Here come the lawyers...
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:50 PM

""200 patients — some complaining of shortness of breath "" They will be dropping dead this weekend at the pumps...
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:41 PM

Wonder what happenrd? Glad there were no serious injuries.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:06 PM

Higher gas prices for CA.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:19 PM

Glad the danger has passed
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:49 PM

That's why gas has been going up
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:31 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:09 PM

Good post.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:05 PM

Hope they're alright...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:34 PM

Hope the injured are ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:18 PM

More Gasoline.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:58 PM

thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:59 PM

Good ... hope they get well fast ... NOW lower the gas prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:33 PM

Bend over and grab your ankles.....
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:30 PM

I do feel for the injured. Everyone will pay for this.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:10 PM

Typical.......
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:01 PM

Sorry about the injured, but get back to work for the rest of us. Need to keep the country running. Lord knows the politicians are trying to cripple things.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:51 PM

Hope everyone's OK
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:16 PM

Lawyers to the rescue....
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:15 PM

Ouch!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:46 PM

How many days to get the refinery get back into production?

How many months to get the gasoline price back down?
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:42 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:48 PM

sorry about the people that got hurt
but why the increase in gas prices?
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:33 PM

That's too bad for those fine folks!
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:22 PM

excuse to raise price...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:21 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:03:42 PM

sure do
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:03:01 PM

hope they are okay
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:01:54 PM

.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:59:26 PM

I'M SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE PEOP0-LE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT, BUT THIS IS WHY GAS PRICES ARE GOING UP
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:57:16 PM

controlled burn ...relly believable..isn't it?
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:51:46 PM

My spouse new a gal who bought a house very close to this Chevron refinery.
Very cheap, LOL
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:51:17 PM

You have to get out of the way when smoke is involved. Get out of the area.
This stuff is extremely hazardous to breathe.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:49:49 PM

wow....here comes OSHA
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:47:10 PM

very sorry to hear this, but sure hope some are not "law suit patients"...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:46:41 PM

Company offical said they don't know yet wether production will be affected, but price at the pump has already been affected.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:46:32 PM

Another excuse for increased prices...
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:45:33 PM

Wouldn't want to be a fire fighter on that..
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:36:17 PM

About time.

Scary situation.
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