Chevron Richmond refinery plan won't increase pollution, report says

|About: Chevron Corporation (CVX)|By:, SA News Editor

Chevron's (CVX) plan to upgrade its aging Richmond, Calif., refinery won’t add to air pollution if the company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released by the city.

The report indicates CVX should be able to fulfill its pledge that the $1B project will result in no net increase in pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions.

Should it win city approval, the revamped project would not enable the refinery to process heavier crudes, but it would be able to process crudes with a higher sulfur content than it currently handles.