“Richmond Today” Community Newsletter – August 2015

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on August 10, 2015

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We are excited to share the August 2015 issue of Richmond Today, the official newsletter of Chevron Richmond.

You can access a PDF of the newsletter in English HERE and Spanish HERE. For your convenience, we have included highlights from our August newsletter below. Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.


A Committment to Safety
Operating safely is our core value. About 50 percent of our workforce (including contractors) is dedicated to maintenance activities including the inspection of pipes, tanks and other equipment. We invest about $200 million each year on these comprehensive safety systems. Regular refinery maintenance is a critical piece of our operations because nothing is more important to us than protecting our workers, our neighbors and the environment.

  Turnaround Improves Safety

Turnarounds – A Tune Up for the Refinery
At the Richmond Refinery, every three to five years we embark on large-scale tune ups on individual refinery units. This process, called aturnaround, involves completely shutting down the individual refinery unit in order to inspect it and make improvements over a two- to three-month period. This year’s Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) turnaround will be the largest in Richmond Refinery history, lasting about 80 days and requiring nearly 4 years of planning and 250,000-man hours to execute successfully.

  Training the Next Refinery Employees

Training the Next Refinery Employees

As the largest employer in Richmond, Chevron is committed to increasing our local hiring by training our community’s workforce to become the next generation of refinery employees. As part of that committment, Chevron offers two Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), the Process Plant Operator program and the Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program, through a partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

Meet Our Employees

This month we are happy to introduce Graylin Brice, who works as a Refinery Operator for the Chevron Richmond Refinery. As an operator in the Hydrotreating Unit, Graylin is one of the people in charge of making sure all equipment is running safely and reliably. Raised in Richmond, Chevron has always been a presence in his life: his father has been an operator at the refinery for 32 years. Graylin completed the ROP program and graduated with leadership skills, education in science and math, and a deep understanding of what it takes to be an Operator.

August 2015 Cover Read the complete August edition.
Click here to view in your browser.Our newsletter is one of many ongoing communications tools being utilized to engage with the surrounding community, both online and in print. Richmond Today is distributed monthly to keep you informed about who we are and what we do. We are mailing it to each household in Richmond, and we are also distributing it online through our website and on social media platforms such asFacebook and Twitter.For questions or more information, please visit our website at www.chevronrichmond.com or feel free to call our community line at 510-242-2000.


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