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Questions raised about Chevron's handling of gas leak that sparked massive blaze

Contra Costa Times -- Federal, state and local agencies descended Wednesday on the site of Chevron's massive refinery fire, as questions deepened about whether the company could have prevented the accident by shutting down a crude unit that began leaking hours before the eruption of the blaze.

The lingering fire was finally extinguished Wednesday afternoon, but the company acknowledged that the damage is so severe the plant's ability to produce refined petroleum is limited -- a situation that is pushing up gas prices here and across the Western United States. No timetable has been set for repairs to be complete; in fact, even the investigations may not begin in earnest until Friday, after state officials declare the site safe.

[Story includes 37 photographs.]


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Submitted Aug 10, 2012 By: DavisSta
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:08:16 PM

hmmm... Chevron... not enough that there's a big lawsuit going in Brazil, is it?
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:29:59 PM

Ok
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bginsj
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:36:50 AM

it almost looks like it was done on purpose with oil prices going down
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:34:45 PM

Questions and more questions.

If these idiots were brought on trial on charges of threatening the nations "Energy Security", I'm sure a lot more things would be answered.

Tax money well wasted.
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frostyWV
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:24:13 PM

hindsight is 20/20.
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:22:49 PM

Anything can be prevented if you are an armchair referee
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:20:17 PM

there goes the gas prices
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:18:36 PM

Maybe Uncle Sam can give Chevron some bail out money to help them get over this???
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:13:02 PM

An accident?
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ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:11:20 PM

Yup....
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regout
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:10:27 PM

Reason...reason...and reason.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:09:41 PM

Consider the source.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:09:33 PM

and smile
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:09:17 PM

Sabotage???????????
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:08:58 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:08:47 PM

OK
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:08:11 PM

just another reason. rockets up, floats down. next time it will be the middle east.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:06:52 PM

what questions?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:06:26 PM

yup
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:06:25 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:05:45 PM

Who would have ever thought???
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:05:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:04:53 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:04:45 PM

bend over
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DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:04:30 PM

They will end up making money from the higher gas prices. A refinery fire in California causes gas prices to spike 15 cents in two days in Virginia.
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mgune9
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:04:01 PM

any fire should be questioned
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:04:00 PM

So why is the public paying?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:03:34 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:58:34 PM


Refineries are dangerous places, subject to fires, leaks and other problems.
Any sort of shutdown will likely impact fuel prices.
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bowler360
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:57:35 PM

Read two paragraphs,....have no idea where it was.
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:55:49 PM

accident? perhaps not...
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BrucePen
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:54:40 PM

Gasoline refining has to be the only business, where the customers are liable immediately for all extra expenses. (Fire= price up before the fire is even out!)
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:48:55 PM

Of course they wanted a fire. More profits.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:44:14 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:43:54 PM

go figure, another screw up, we will never learn..
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:42:48 PM

Oh yes the epa and the greens want to heavly fine chevron for the fire, anything to shake chevron down for money.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:41:53 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:40:35 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:39:34 PM

there are always questions----
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:34:40 PM

I agree with knot2swift.
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rastaman215
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:34:39 PM

I see a lot of people are blaming Chevron and want them to be held accountable for their missteps. I remember when BP had their oil spill in the Gulf and The President made BP set up a clean up fund and the GOP led congress said the President was shaking BP down. Now the Gulf is coming back and BP is running warm fuzzy ads saying they are committed to making things right. Well with out the POTUS things would be alot different in the gulf. Cheveron should take personal responsibility for their actions since Corporations are people too! Right Mitt?
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sickhp
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:34:28 PM

America needs more refineries, we do not have enough of them.
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:32:55 PM

I've always been a "Suspicious Character".

Sometimes I think these mishaps just seem to happen right when the industry feels it's time for a hike.

Far too many times in Alberta we've had refinery fires in the spring right before the hike in gas prices for the summer.

Coincidence? Who is certain?
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itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:27:13 PM

Almost seems deliberate.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:24:08 PM

Make Chevron pay for the difference between normal prices and the inflated ones times the amount of gasoline sold. That should be a large enough fine that will make them think ten times before trying that again.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:23:43 PM

and more questions and more and thats it...
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:23:00 PM

Watch out - the vapor is sometimes flammable.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:21:30 PM

I think they should be penalized and barred from jacking up their prices.
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:21:14 PM

Sounds to me like they deliberately let it burn so the price would go up. GREEDY, GREEDY Acorns.

[Edited by: dylan126 at 8/10/2012 11:22:01 PM EST]
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hauler43
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:20:13 PM

Even the EPA messed up, at first they said air levels were ok , then the next day they backed tracked and said air quality was not good.
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