oil

4:32pm

Mon August 20, 2012
east bay express

Chevron is the problem

Fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond from the Berkeley Hills.
Credit D.H. Parks, under CC License / http://www.flickr.com/photos/parksdh/7730542302/

Chevron Corporation reaped $26.9 billion in profits last year. That's right: $26.9 billion. Yet for reasons still to be explained, the San Ramon-based company declined to spend any of that cash on replacing a small, aging section of pipe at its Richmond refinery during an inspection last fall. Last week, that eight-inch pipe began to leak oil profusely before igniting a fireball that could be seen throughout the Bay Area and unleashing a giant plume of smoke that sickened hundreds of nearby residents.

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6:02pm

Wed August 8, 2012
Politics

Community reacts to the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond

Fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond from the Berkeley Hills.
D.H. Parks, under CC License http://www.flickr.com/photos/parksdh/7730542302/

The smoke from the Chevron refinery fire that started late Monday has cleared, but the controversy was still hot at a community meeting last night in Richmond. Around 700 people attended the meeting, where Chevron General Manager Nigel Hearne and local government and health officials faced frustration and anger.

Joan Davis from the Richmond Community Foundation began the meeting with some powerful questions: “Those of you who are feeling afraid, very quietly, stand. Those of you who are feeling angry, please stand, quietly.”

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12:00am

Tue May 8, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How did ExxonMobil become the most powerful corporation in the US?

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Steve Coll, Pulitzer prize winning reporter and author of Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power. Last year, Exxon Mobil reported revenues of $452B, outpacing most countries around the world. How has this oil giant built its empire? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is Exxon’s relationship with states around the world and the US government? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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