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85XJ
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:13:23 PM


The pipe that fed a huge fire at Chevron's Richmond oil refinery in August appears to have been punctured from the outside, possibly by company firefighters trying to get at a small leak before the blaze ignited, investigators said Thursday.

The 40-year-old pipe had already been weakened by the heavy sulfur content of the crude oil being pumped through it, according to a draft metallurgical report on the fire that was prepared for federal and state investigators
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:46:49 AM

It still seems to me that step one should have been to shut down flow through the pipe.
Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:22:22 PM

That fire was one of the causes of gas skyrocketing in CA this past summer
bwp9970
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:10:05 PM

Ok
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:24:53 PM

man im glad i dont live in california.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:38:56 PM

regs slowing upgrades are a primary cause
Jkent1953
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:16:41 PM

If only California would permit upgrades and refurbishing.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:10:55 PM

Ooops.
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:07:46 PM

Again bad operating practices
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:50:01 PM

Humane error
bicycler
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:42:26 PM

Looks like a company error
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:37:11 PM

Looks like it's time to upgrade the refinery there.
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