Chevron's refinery in Richmond confirms that there is flaring going on as of 4:20 p.m. In a statement, the company said there is no need to shelter in place.
Chevron says flares are, "a highly-regulated safety device monitored by the air district, used in refineries to relieve pressure."
This is said to be an isolated incident and the refinery continues to operate, according to the company.
Visit www.fenceline.org/richmond to view real-time air quality data and we will continue to keep you posted