Cheapest gasoline in Concord

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Cheap gas has always been a great feature of Concord, California. But where inside Concord is the cheapest gasoline? It was not too long ago, in October of 2012 to be exact, that gasoline was selling for $5.00 a gallon or more. Now, the cheapest gasoline is hovering around $3.00 a gallon. A survey of […]

Richmond Refinery Open House

You’re Invited: See What We Do. Meet Our Team. Ask Us Questions. We take our role as your neighbor seriously, and over this past year it’s been our privilege to engage with many of you about our plans for a newer, safer, cleaner refinery. We want to thank you for supporting the Refinery Modernization Project […]

Mayoral candidate smears For Richmond community group

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Recently, For Richmond was unwillingly drawn into Richmond mayoral race discussion via a mass email distributed by candidate and city councilman Tom Butt. In an Aug. 18 alert to his e-forum, Butt decried Chevron-funded billboards supporting his political opponent and fellow councilman Nat Bates. Butt also claimed: “If Bates weren’t already close enough to Chevron, […]

Richmond extortion of Chevron creates slush funds for more West County dysfunction

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Representing a Countywide group I attended the City of Richmond City Council meetings on July 22 and July 29, regarding the approval of the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization project. The meeting reminded me of an old joke whose punchline is “we’ve already agreed you are a whore, we are just negotiating the price.” Ultimately, approval […]

Chevron agrees to alternative plan for Richmond Refinery Modernization

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Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s Richmond Refinery (Chevron Richmond) says it has agreed to “accept the environmentally superior alternative” to its Richmond Refinery Modernization Plan. The announcement comes in advance of this evening’s (July 22, 2014) Richmond City Council meeting where that body will hear public comments on the project and then make a final decision on the project at […]

Community rallies ahead of Richmond planning commission hearings on Chevron refinery modernization plan

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A high stakes battle for the attention and understanding of the public and officials is underway in Richmond California as that city’s Planning Commission will meet Wednesday evening July 9 to consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and condition use permits covering Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Modernization plan approved and fast-tracked by the City […]

Chevron grant to help children stay healthy, workforce training

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A Chevron Grant will enable families in North Richmond to now have access to vital health services for children and much-needed home remediation services through a unique economic development project. The Family Sustainability Project is a holistic program that addresses issues of chronic unemployment, economic hardship around housing and access to quality healthcare. The project is […]

Chevron impact on the Richmond economy

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Beacon Economics, a San Francisco-based independent research firm, was hired by Chevron Richmond to conduct an economic impact study and measure the Chevron contribution to the local, regional and statewide economy. The results are in, and the Chevron impact on the Richmond economy is clear: overall it has a significant and positive impact in Richmond […]