"Chevron To Pay $2 Million Fine for SF Bay Refinery Fire: Official"

"Chevron Corp agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution after pleading no contest to six misdemeanor charges on Monday stemming from the August 6, 2012 explosion and fire at its San Francisco Bay refinery, according to the local district attorney."

"In a plea agreement worked out before Monday with the California attorney general's office and the Contra Costa County district attorney, Chevron will also spend 3-1/2 years on probation.

'We are committed to continuous improvement in process safety and reliability at the refinery,' Chevron said in a statement.

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson said Chevron's cooperation was key to Monday's agreement."

Erwin Seba reports for Reuters August 6, 2013.


"California Refinery Fire: Chevron Agrees To Pay $2 Million In Fines And Restitution" (AP)

Source: Reuters, 08/06/2013