Maintaining an Open Dialogue with our Neighbors


What are those puffy clouds that I sometimes see coming from the Refinery?  Tell me about the air quality in Richmond? How can I get a job as a Refinery operator?

These are some of the most frequent questions that we receive from our neighbors.  And because we are committed to transparency and accountability, we are happy to provide the answers.  Chevron is proud to be in Richmond as we have been for more than 100 years and talking to our neighbors is important to us.  This is why we are always creating opportunities for open dialogue.

On Wednesday, July 22, the Refinery held a Telephone Town Hall on safety and air quality.  This is the sixth town hall event that we’ve hosted over the past 18 months.  Alan Davis, the Refinery Operations Manager, Steven Yang, the Air Team Lead and Nicole Barber, Public Affairs Advisor talked to over 4,000 residents and answered questions from topics ranging from air quality to gas prices.  To listen to a full transcript of this event please click the following play buttons below (three different parts):



And, on Saturday August 22 we opened our doors to approximately 600 community members, company employees and their families for a tour of the Refinery and to talk to our experts.  Visitors were given an up-close view of our operations and were able to learn about a range of topics including air monitoring and safety inspection programs and the benefits of Techron which was invented right here in Richmond.

We know listening is an important part of the conversation and we hope you will share your ideas about how we can be a better neighbor. Please email us at [email protected] or call us at 242-2000.  We want to hear from you.