A front-page story Tuesday about the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's report on the Chevron refinery fire said Chevron did not respond to a request for comment. Chevron emailed a statement Monday afternoon, but the email was not received until after deadline. In the statement, Chevron spokeswoman Melissa Ritchie said the company is "working closely with the (Chemical Safety Board) to make certain we understand its concerns and recommendations." The statement emphasized that Chevron is continuing to implement a range of actions in response to the fire to improve safety at the facility and address issues raised by the safety board, including strengthening its reliability program for piping and equipment. "These actions, and others we have taken, will help build a stronger, more transparent safety culture throughout our refinery network," the statement read.



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