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  Chevron Update October 31
November 1, 2012

City Council Members,

Some updates:

  • Chevron continues to mobilize contractors as part of the 4 Crude Unit repair effort.  The workforce is currently approximately 570. We anticipate this will grow to approximately 700.  We are working to maximize the use of qualified Richmond residents in the repair work.  We are also providing incentives for the purchase of goods and services by our contractors and employees in the City of Richmond.  


  • Our investigation continues, as do those of the agencies.  We filed a monthly update to  30 day report with the county today. 


  • We are continuing to meet with neighborhood councils and other community groups to provide a forum for listening and sharing information. To date, we have made presentations to more than 20 groups in Richmond. We will continue to share information with community members through these channels in the weeks and months to come.


  • On October 25th, our Marina Way office hosted the Junior Achievement Social Innovation Camp. During this one-day intensive learning experience, 40 students from Richmond High School’s Engineering Academy came together to present innovative, viable solutions to hypothetical social issues. 
  • Chevron’s Fuel Your School program recently presented science materials and books to Linda Townsend-Bryon’s second grade class at Peres Elementary School. The classroom materials were funded through an innovative collaboration with online charity DonorsChoose.org. Ms. Townsend-Bryson’s classroom project is just one of many school projects across the U.S. that are participating in Fuel Your School. DonorsChoose.org uses funds from the Fuel Your School program, generated throughout the month of October at participating Chevron and Texaco retail locations, to purchase and distribute classroom materials.
  • Chevron made a $20,000 donation to the campaign for Measure E and Measure G, which will provide funding for local schools in Richmond and West County.  We also made a $5,000 contribution to support Measure A to support programs in the Contra Costa County Community College District.


  • Chevron is partnering with more than 20 local organizations to sponsor the Richmond Preparedness Expo on Saturday, November 17th at the Craneway Pavilion. Representatives from local response organizations will be on-hand to provide information on safety preparedness in an expo format with informational booths. The first 1,000 adults (ages 18 and over) will receive free disaster kits. For more information about this event, please visit www.richmondpreparednessexpo.com

As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Barbara Smith
Senior Business Manager
Chevron Richmond Refinery
phone:  (510) 242-2149, cell:  (510) 334-0840