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refinery 101

refinery 101

Chevron has been an important part of the Richmond community for more than a century. Learn about the important work we’re doing every day at the Richmond Refinery.

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Chevron plays an important role in supporting the Richmond economy. Chevron is the largest and oldest company in Richmond and the City’s largest taxpayer. We also provide thousands of jobs for employees and contractors. When people think of Chevron in Richmond, they often think of the Richmond Refinery, but there are also a number of other Chevron business units with a presence in Richmond and Contra Costa County.

The City of Richmond and Chevron have a proud heritage and, together, we have a bright future. We are dedicated to helping Richmond reach its greatest potential by making investments to modernize our refinery, creating career-building opportunities for local residents and supporting community programs.

The Richmond Lube Oil Plant at night.
the refining process
Construction on the Richmond Modernization Project.
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An employee conducts research in one of the labs at the Richmond Technology Center.
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A ship docked at the Richmond Long Wharf.
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A processing unit at the Chevron Richmond Refinery.
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