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Chevron says it will upgrade pipes

San Francisco Chronicle -- Chevron says it will use corrosion-resistant piping as it rebuilds sections of its Richmond refinery damaged in an August fire it says was caused by undetected corrosion on a vulnerable pipe.

The fire occurred when a crack caused by corrosion developed in carbon steel piping that drew oil away from the refinery's crude-oil processing unit. Federal investigators say the company had opted not to replace piping it knew could be vulnerable and neglected to inspect the section of pipe that failed.


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Submitted Nov 08, 2012 By: NOTSOGRN
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 3:24:56 PM

Ok.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:11:37 PM

Now they shut the barn door.
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snky2k
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 3:31:18 AM

A lot of companies would rather "pay to repair" than "pay to maintain". Stupid.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:40:00 AM

At last, some news about a refinery fire.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:59:37 AM

dhan
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:56:07 AM

missed it, oops
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:55:51 AM

Uh oh - caught
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:55:50 AM

Of course?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:54:00 AM

Thats what happens when profit is more important scheduled maintenance!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:51:32 AM


idiots
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:50:08 AM

AND GUESS WHO WILL BE FOOTING THE BILL OF THE COMPANY UPGRADES??? ANSWER: NOT THEM...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:45:47 AM

It is sad but true CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:44:35 AM

Sounds like the Feds found out whose fault it was
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:44:08 AM

At least they are trying to fix things.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:31:05 AM

Time for legal action for neglect.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:26:43 AM

Anything to keep the price of gas high.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:24:29 AM

Take short cuts and pay the price of failure.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:23:54 AM

I once was amazed at the stupidity (greed comments) on this forum. After the re-election of Obama, I am no longer amazed or surprised. Just sad...

We lowered our education standards instead of raising them and this is what we have come to. A populace without even the smallest understanding of what this country was founded on, let alone simple economic principles.

When you lower the bar, most people lower their aim/goal. Sad, but true.

[Edited by: CrappieFool at 11/9/2012 1:29:58 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:23:31 AM

Precautionary update maintenance.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:23:23 AM

With the crazy high fuel prices they should be able to rebuild that refinery and pay for it in cash.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:21:54 AM

We need more refineries built in the USA... the last new refinery was built in 1976...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:21:50 AM

Failure to inspect properly, or often enough, if at all? That's negligence. And why does the consumer have to pay for the refiner's negligence?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:19:14 AM

About time....
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:17:40 AM

This should have been done years ago
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:16:53 AM

It's about time dummy, use some of your profits.
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greed will bring about it's own downfall
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:16:19 AM

Hindsight 20/20
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:13:59 AM

Thats what happens when you don't do your job.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:12:55 AM

They did not do maintenance and used the profits to pay for bonuses.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:09:27 AM

Don't do your maintenance and it will cost you.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:08:21 AM

Negligence,fine them heavily.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:06:15 AM

Possibly need better maintenance?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:05:28 AM

want rise prices
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k
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:01:07 AM

they should pay us back for what it cost us
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:00:30 AM

We will pay.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:59:34 AM

yep..
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:58:36 AM

zonk:

i agree-the customer will pay for this..
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:58:33 AM

That 2.5 million the contributed toward Romney's campaign would have been better spent on pipe. Either way, cost is passed on to the consumer. I don't buy Chevron fuel unless the local station is participating in a gas price war - once in the last 6 months.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:54:51 AM

Sooner or later, the consumer will pay for the repairs.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:53:19 AM

sounds just like everyone else, trying to get by with what you have, and yes you knew it was cracked, but neglected to keep and eye on it.. and it got away from them.. a fire before they realized it.. wouldn't want to spend any money on it and keep a fire from happening..??
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:52:59 AM

It is about time they wised up.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:50:25 AM

Less profit, better pipes.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:49:51 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:49:34 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:47:49 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:45:18 AM

Wow...took them this long??!!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:45:00 AM

Chevron is a good company no matter what they say in South America.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:44:24 AM

They're using corrosion-resistant pipe ONLY NOW?!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:43:23 AM

Great
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