Chevron to pay $190K fine for Richmond refinery violations

July 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chevron has agreed to pay a $190,000 fine for air quality violations.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced the agreement with Chevron to settle infractions at the Richmond refinery.

It covers 19 violations like flaring and releases that occurred from 2010 to 2012. But does not include any from the major explosion and fire last August that shutdown part of the refinery.

Air officials say that incident is still under investigation.