Tag: Shell Martinez Refinery

PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Representatives of PBF Energy, prospective buyers of the Shell Martinez Refinery, promised again to keep the refinery’s current employees and to continue safety and community programs. While Shell and PBF Energy announced a agreement June 11 for the sale for $1 billion and other adjustments, the transaction is subject to regulatory approval, […]

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Shell sells Martinez Refinery to PBF, ending 104-year relationship with city

Shell sells Martinez Refinery to PBF, ending 104-year relationship with city

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, has agreed to sell the Martinez Shell Refinery to PBF Holding Company for $1 billion and other adjustments, the two companies announced Tuesday afternoon. The refinery has been operating in Martinez under the Shell name since it was completed in 1915 as Shell’s first in the […]

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Shell agrees to sale of Martinez Refinery

Shell agrees to sale of Martinez Refinery

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

(More to come) (HOUSTON) Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of Shell’s Martinez Refinery in California to PBF Holding Company LLC, a subsidiary of PBF Energy, Inc., for $1.0 billion consideration plus the value of hydrocarbon […]

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Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, I wanted to let you know Shell Martinez General Manager, Tom Rizzo, has elected to retire. His last day at Martinez will be July 3. Tom has over 35 years of experience with Shell in both Refining and Chemicals, as well as corporate, strategy and Projects & Technology roles. Tom has a held […]

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Maintenance planned at Shell refinery

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

We want to give you a heads up that there is a variety of work happening at the refinery this spring, beginning late April and lasting through early June. It is a series of planned activities for maintenance at the facility. There may be some noise, minimal flaring and additional lighting. We also expect more […]

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DTSC considering Shell’s RCRA permit renewal

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering the Shell Martinez Refinery’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit renewal application that would delay closure of a hazardous waste management unit so Pond 7 could be used for non-hazardous wastewater treatment. The permit renewal application was submitted April 20, according […]

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Shell’s July incident released tons of gases

Shell’s July incident released tons of gases

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Last month’s incident at Shell Martinez Refinery caused the release of thousands of pounds of uncombusted gases, information provided by Contra Costa County Health Services said. The July 6 incident started when flare pilot lights were extinguished by the carryover of water from flare lines during an incident at 1:03 a.m. That’s […]

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‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

| July 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An incident described a “unit upset” emitted odors from the Shell Martinez Refinery about 2:30 a.m. Friday, causing the company to issue a Community Warning System Level 2 advisory to neighbors. That level is used in incidents that could cause such offsite impacts as eye, skin, nose or respiratory irritations could be […]

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Train derailment …

Train derailment …

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Operations remain normal at both Shell Martinez Refinery and the main railroad tracks through Martinez despite the derailment at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday of two tank cars on Union Pacific property parallel to Marina Vista Avenue along the Tracy Subdivision just outside the refinery, according to both refinery and Union Pacific Railroad spokespersons. The cars, which […]

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Michele Corey Succeeds Cathy Ivers As Shell Liaison Officer

Michele Corey Succeeds Cathy Ivers As Shell Liaison Officer

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Michele Corey, who has worked at the Shell Martinez Refinery since 2007, is its new community liaison officer. She succeeds Cathy Ivers, who retired in March. Ivers spent 15 years at the refinery developing and running the community outreach program. In its announcement, the refinery said Corey has been the refinery’s Shell […]

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