Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

07/28/2014
Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long—delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000—b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery (OGJ Online, July 11, 2014). In addition to accepting the alternative upgrade plan, referred to as Alternative 11 in the project's final environmental impact report (EIR), the company also has proposed to double its environmental and community investment agreement with the city of Richmond to $60 million from an original proposal of $30 million, Chevron said. The environmentally superior Alternative 11, the adoption of which has been endorsed by California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, will ...
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