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a community guide to understanding refinery flares

We recognize that the community is concerned with flaring and the noise and visual effects it may create. We have created this guide, with information from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), to help residents better understand what flaring is, what we do to prevent it, and how we minimize it.

facts about flaring

Did you know?

BAAQMD’s flare regulations are some of the first and most stringent flare monitoring rules in the nation. The goal is to minimize the frequency and magnitude of flaring. Since adoption of the regulations, flaring events at Bay Area refineries, including Richmond, have been significantly reduced.

ask a chevron employee

“Our number one goal is to keep the refinery running safely and reliably, so we can protect our workforce and the community. We all take this very seriously and do everything we can to avoid flaring. If we do have to flare, our teams work hard to reduce or stop it as soon as possible.”

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bay area sources of greenhouse gas emissions

bay area sources of greenhouse gas emissions

monitoring air quality

Air monitoring is one of the tools used to understand neighborhood air emissions and increase transparency. The Richmond Refinery funds an independently operated community air monitoring program. In addition, there are a number of other public and private sources of air monitoring data that the community is able to access.

air monitor resources
air monitoring sources

www.richmondairmonitoring.org (funded by Chevron)
www.baaqmd.gov (search air quality)
www.purpleair.com
www.ramboll-shair.com
www.breezometer.com
www.airnow.gov

For a map of air monitoring locations in Richmond, click here.
 

“We want our neighbors to have the same confidence in our safety systems and the steps we take to protect the community as we do. We are committed to having an ongoing dialogue with you and welcome your feedback. Please use the channels below to reach out to us.”

Danny Woodall

Refinery Operations Manager

community resources

alerts alerts:
Register for CWS alerts online at cwsalerts.com.
questions questions:
For questions or comments call 510-242-2000 or go to richmondrefineryinfo@chevron.com
social social:
Follow on social media: @chevronRichmond Facebook and Twitter, @RFDCAOnline Twitter
alerts monitoring:
To report noise or odor issues, call 510-242-2127

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