A community guide to understanding refinery flares


We recognize that the community is concerned with flaring and the noise and visual effects it may create. We have created this guide, with information from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), to help residents better understand what flaring is, what we do to prevent it, and how we minimize it. Read more below or visit our website for additional information. 

Facts about flaring

Did you know BAAQMD’s flare regulations are some of the first and most stringent flare monitoring rules in the nation? The goal is to minimize the frequency and magnitude of flaring. Since adoption of the regulations, flaring events at Bay Area refineries, including Richmond, have been significantly reduced.

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