Chevron Reports Compressor Shutdown at Richmond, Calif. Refinery

02/08/18 03:44 PM EST

Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported the shutdown of a compressor and flaring of gas emissions Thursday at its Richmond, Calif. refinery.

In a statement to the California Emergency Management Agency, Chevron said a hydrogen compressor shut down due to "unknown reasons," and this led to flaring with the potential release of more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide.

The 245,000-barrel-a-day refinery is located just north of Oakland.


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February 08, 2018 15:44 ET (20:44 GMT)

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