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Community Appreciation Day …


Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Tom Rizzo (third from left), and External Relations Manager Ann Notarangelo (fourth from left), assist other Shell employees in distributing complimentary hot dogs and other refreshments to customers of the Alhambra Avenue Shell Station on April 5, 2017. The Community Appreciation Day event was sponsored ...

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Natural gas odors detected downtown


MARTINEZ, Calif. – Many throughout the downtown noticed the smell of natural gas late last week. The possible cause? An oil truck carrying the additive that gives natural gas its odor. Shell Martinez Refinery released a statement March 3 that Shell crews investigated both the refinery and the downtown overnight, ...

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Refinery flare a ‘Level 2’ event

The Shell Martinez oil refinery in Martinez, California. The tapering vertical elements are smokestacks to create draft for heating units. Most of the complex vertical units are fractionating towers. Others are flares. (WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A temporary power outage in part of the Martinez Shell Refinery Monday led to flaring, with possible health impacts to the community. The outage occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., after which the flare was activated to combust excess gas at the plant. The flare was visible from ...

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Historic Home Tour to return Oct. 8

One of the homes on the 2016 tour. It features a fully intact, original 1930s kitchen. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s Historic Home Tour is returning this fall for the 10th consecutive time. The Home Tour will feature seven private homes open to the public – most for the first and only time.  The tour is organized each year by the Martinez Historical Society to focus attention ...

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New air quality rules target area refineries


By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Rule changes up for hearing and vote Wednesday, Dec. 16, would tighten regulations of San Francisco Bay Area refineries, including two in Martinez. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will give supporters and opponents an opportunity to speak during a public hearing ...

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