Bright orange flames lit up the night sky for miles around the Chevron refinery in Richmond on Saturday night as a flaring event let off pressure and burned high above the plant.
“The Richmond Refinery is experience flaring due to equipment failure, which has resulted in a Level 1 incident, Chevron’s Patty Canessa said in a statement released earlier in the evening. “There is no offsite impact anticipated and there is no need to shelter in place.”
As with other recent flares, Canessa emphasized that, “Flares are a highly regulated safety device monitored by the air district, used in refineries to safely burn excess gas. Our teams of experts are working hard to follow established guidelines to address this issue and we apologize for any concern this has caused our neighbors.”
Source: Bay Area News Tower of flame shooting from Chevron refinery in Richmond visible for miles