press release

Emergency Crews Respond to Fire in Richmond, California

RICHMOND, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 -- Chevron Richmond Refinery emergency response personnel are responding to a fire which occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. PT today.

Chevron has contacted the appropriate local emergency response organizations, including the Refinery's own fire department which has responded to the incident.

One minor injury has been reported at this time, and there have been no serious injuries. Information concerning the extent of the incident and the amount of damage will be made public as it becomes available.

Dean O'Hair, Chevron Richmond Refinery External Affairs Manager, said, "We are responding as part of a comprehensive plan to protect our employees and the community."

The cause of the incident has not been determined.

Updated: January 2007