Environment & Safety
Operating safely and responsibly is the most important thing we do at the Richmond Refinery. Nothing is more important to us than protecting our people, local citizens and the environment. To control emissions and protect public health, California has some of the nation’s most stringent environmental regulations. In Richmond, we work with more than 30 federal, state and local regulatory agencies to ensure that the refinery operates safely and fully complies all environmental standards for air, water and waste.
Over the years, we’ve made significant investments to improve the performance of the refinery and minimize its environmental impact. By investing in modern technology and running our plants more efficiently, we have reduced criteria air pollutants by 86% since the 1970s.
Our Refinery Modernization Project will replace older equipment with more modern technologies that will help us become a newer, safer, cleaner Refinery. These improvements will result in a decrease in emissions and a safety program that far exceeds regulatory requirements.