Investigation promised: Officials criticize Chevron response to oil spill

KRON4 News

A petroleum product leak that spilled an estimated five gallons a minute Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond is drawing criticism from some elected officials and an environmental group... “Chevron’s oil pipeline leak today is bad news for the Bay — we’re unfortunately still learning how big the oil spill was and what the impacts are. The Bay Area’s five refineries have a long history of environmental violations, so they should be prepared for a situation like this,” Baykeeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh said, calling the initial containment response “pathetic.”