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Offline Bill Quick

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Big Fire At Chevron Refinery In Richmond
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:08:19 PM »
Two stacks fully engulfed.  Shelter in place orders issued for all of Richmond, San Pablo, and El Cerrito.  BART service stopped for the Richmond station.

No injuries reported yet.  Although I'll bet local gas prices jump fifty cents a gallon tomorrow.

I can see a huge plume of smoke to the east from where I live. Lots of pics here:

There have been big fires at this refinery before.  You can't help but wonder about terrorism when something like this happens - and around here, that doesn't necessarily mean jihadis.  We've got some pretty nasty Deep Green covens around here, too.  As well as Occupiers and other such riff-raff.
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Re: Big Fire At Chevron Refinery In Richmond
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 08:05:54 AM »
I saw that on the SF Chron's website when I went looking for the ball scores this morning.

I think you're right about the gas prices.  Especially given California's super-special unicorn fairy dust gas formula(s).

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Re: Big Fire At Chevron Refinery In Richmond
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 11:55:48 AM »
There may well be a ripple effect that causes prices to rise elsewhere.

Part of the problem is that government regulations make it nearly impossible to build new refineries, and demand is high enough to make the short-term payoff of needed maintenance--necessitating plant shut-down--seem not worth it. So we hear more and more about issues with refineries that are wearing out with no replacements or relief in sight...
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