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Shell is accepting applications for Refinery Process Operators at the Shell Martinez Refinery
The Shell/MEF Run for Education fundraising 5K/10K event will take place on Oct. 4, in downtown Martinez. Sign up now!
Pending any further scheduling issues, we are planning to move forward with our flare work this coming weekend (Jan. 19). This is the work on the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery that we had previously re-scheduled a couple of times.
We wanted to let you know that we will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Jan. 12 near the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery.
Kish Rajan of Governor’s office and panelists from Shell, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board and industry discuss manufacturing's future
Sunday’s 12th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education shattered previous records both in fundraising and participation.
The Shell Martinez Refinery and Save Mount Diablo collaborated on a documentary about the 2013 project to restore the historic beacon on top of Mount Diablo.
The Shell Martinez Refinery was recently awarded the 2013 Business of the Year by the Martinez Chamber of Commerce at its Citizen of the Year banquet on April 26.
Greenhouse gas reduction - a top priority at Shell Martinez. We are mindful of the important role we have in constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
The Shell Martinez Refinery and general managers meeting from the throughout the Americas in Martinez hosted a successful fundraising dinner on Tues., Nov. 12, at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Martinez, raising more than $11,000 for needed kitchen improvements.
Sunday’s 11th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education was a huge success, raising $50,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation. At the grandstand at Martinez’s Main Street Plaza, Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Paul Gabbard presented Martinez Schools Superintendent Rami Muth with a ceremonial check for $50,000.
On your mark, get set, and run (or walk) for education! The 11th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run for Education will take place Sunday, Oct. 6, in downtown Martinez.
Shell Martinez Refinery workers put safety first every day. Shell’s annual Safety Day in June gave us a chance to interview some of the workers, from the general manager to some operators and engineers, about how they ensure that safe practices and mindsets are always at the forefront of every job we do.
Shell Martinez Refinery and Maxim Crane were privileged to be entrusted with the recent removal of the “Eye of Diablo”.
We are very proud to have hosted some of the state’s top safety officials at the refinery today including the Chief of Cal-OSHA and the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations.
Congratulations to Shell Communications Manager Steve Lesher who has been named the Honorary Chair of this year’s Boys and Girls Club of Diablo Valley gala.
There is no fire at Shell. We are fielding some media calls asking if there is, but there is not. - Steve
Shell Martinez Community Appreciation Day will be held on Wed., May 15, at the Shell station at 4355 Pacheco Blvd. (at Arthur Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shell President Marvin Odum addressed the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco last week to talk about the company’s scenario planning and the link between water, food and energy.
In addition to appearing at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco last week, Shell President Marvin Odum also addressed the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley along with Dr. Cho Khong, Shell Scenarios expert.
The Contra Costa Council will be hosting a luncheon on April 8 to discuss the latest results of the Contra Costa Poll funded by Shell, Phillips and Tesoro.
Shell CEO Marvin Odum will be in the Bay Area at the end of April and addressing the Commonwealth Club as part of their “Climate One” series.
We have received word from some of our employees that there is a news report about an incident of some kind that mistakenly identifies Shell as the source.
I had the honor and pleasure to represent Shell at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (niff-wiff) earlier this week at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
We got word from PG&E that they will be venting a small amount of natural gas from a valve near our Pacheco fence line this coming Sunday morning.
Shell released the company’s 16th Sustainability Report today.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Shell Clubhouse tonight to meet the new Manager of our Chemical plant, Nicola Maher.
The Contra Costa Council held its luncheon today to discuss the latest results of the Contra Costa Poll funded by Shell, Phillips and Tesoro.
Late last night, refinery personnel reported a small release of flushing oil and gas at the facility.
The Contra Costa County Industrial Safety Ordinance Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Report has been issued.
Shell is famous for its energy scenario work, exploring how economic, political and social forces shape both the energy system and the environment.
Every year we try to get out to the local Martinez Stations and just let the community of Martinez know how much we appreciate them and how lucky we feel to be able to do business in such a great community. So today we're doing full service gasoline.
I love working at Shell, but I will confess that I love baseball more.
The flare work at the refinery has been completed. Thanks to all of our neighbors for your patience as we had to re-schedule this project a couple of times.
Neighbors on the Grandview side of the refinery may notice some extra activity in the coming weeks as we continue with various security upgrades to the facility.
The flare work we had originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. Our apologies for the schedule change. We will update this blog when we have a new date.
Welcome to the new members of our Shell Community Advisory Panel (CAP).
For a variety of maintenance and scheduling reasons, we have had to cancel the flare work we had scheduled for this weekend.
A reminder that we will be doing some work on one of our flares this coming weekend
Guten Tag from the Rhine River in Germany, where I am honored to be leading the social performance review at Shell’s Rheinland Refinery complex.
We will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Dec. 8near the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery.
Thanks for Joining us for our Community Appreciation Day
Shell Martinez Community Appreciation Day will be held tomorrow at the Alhambra Shell station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Shell Martinez Refinery has been a flagship sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k
The Contra Costa Economic Partnership and the Milken Institute released a recent report about economic growth opportunities in the county.
The Martinez News-Gazette’s candidate forum will be held at the Shell Clubhouse this Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 PM.
Governor Brown issued an order to the California Air Resources Board directing them to allow refineries to begin blending “winter gasoline”
We will be doing some work down at our wharf through the next couple of months.
The Martinez Patch has a nice story this morning about the Run for Education. Click on the link below to read.
10th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education Raises $51,000 for Martinez Schools.
A reminder that we will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Sep. 8 near the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery.
A reminder that the annual Shell/MEF Run for Education is this Sunday morning, Oct. 7. Below is the list of downtown street closures for the event.
Faith Barnidge, the Contra Costa Times’ Good Neighbor columnist, has a good column on our upcoming Shell/MEF Run for Education this Sunday. This year there are two races, a 5k and a new 10k, as the run marks its 10th anniversary of supporting Martinez schools.
Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6 New 10K race added this year!
10th Annual Run-Walk for Education Sunday, Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6
Back in August, you may recall that we had a propane odor and a small fire at the refinery.
The testing we did on our flare this weekend has been successfully completed with no issues.
We will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Sep
The 10th Annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run/Walk for Education is coming up Oct. 7.
We got word from the county that they will be testing one of the community warning sirens this afternoon.
Update–In follow-up to the earlier post, I’m told the siren has been tested and is ok.
Residents on the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery may be smelling a propane/sour type odor.
The incident previously reported at Shell Martinez is over.
There was a false activation of the Community Warning System sirens early this morning.
A note to our neighbors
The Shell Martinez Refinery took four Contra Costa Consolidated Fire Department personnel along with 25 Shell Martinez firefighters
Shell Martinez Refinery must ensure the health and safety of our workers and other workers at our site
Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder, in his latest column in the Community Focus publication
A 4-week-old great horned owl found hiding under a staircase in the northern part of the Shell Martinez Refinery was rescued by one worker
Shell employee volunteers are busy all year long helping make Martinez a better place to live and work.
A heads up that you are going to see a lot of activity around Shell for the next couple of weeks as we begin some maintenance work on Saturday.
Paul Gabbard, the general manager of the Shell Martinez Refinery, presented the Martinez City Council with a check for $500,000
Dear Friends, I wanted to let you know that, weather permitting, we will be doing a concrete pour this coming Monday, April 9 in the northern part of the refinery, north of Marina Vista.
Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser made a stop through the Bay Area this week and addressed the Churchill Club Business and Technology Forum in San Francisco
Flores to be Inducted into Fresno State Baseball Wall of Fame for Outstanding Athletic Career
Contra Costa Health Services has released its annual review of the Industrial Safety Ordinance.You can link to the report by clicking here.
Main Street Lights Courtesy of Refinery
As usual, folks at Shell Martinez are very busy for the holidays. We are mindful of the fact that in this environment, the help of our company and our employees is needed perhaps more than ever. Thanks to all of our employees and partners for their work on so many great community projects.
Photographer Lorena Castillo's art finds a permanent home at the Shell Martinez Refinery.
Wanted to share with you a press release put out by Los Medanos College recently. I’ve pasted it below. We are happy to support this program at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg — Erin
Shell Martinez’s Steve Lesher, director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, was the subject of Tom Barnidge’s column in the Sunday Contra Costa Times on Nov. 6. Barnidge gives the history of the Lesher Speakers Series, which Steve conceived of in 2003 and which has brought a wide variety of speakers, from politicians and athletes to astronauts and historians, to the stage of the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.
When the Kansas City Chiefs arrived in Oakland on Oct. 23 to play the Raiders at the Coliseum, Shell Martinez inspector Jack Battle was in the stands cheering on the visiting team.
The Contra Costa CAER (Community Awareness Emergency Response) group, of which Shell Martinez Refinery is a member, is going to hold its to 10th annual Shelter-in Place drill at local schools on Nov. 2. Read all about it in these attached links. Go out and enjoy this gorgeous fall weather we are experiencing and stay safe!
Martinez Refinery employee David Hedrick, who works in our Production Excellence Department, was featured in the Dixon Tribune this week for the colorful way that he and his wife, Elaine, decorate their house for Halloween. Neighbors call it the “Spider House,” and David is sometimes referred to as “Spider Man.”
I’ve posted a photo album from the Oct. 1, 2011, Shell/MEF Run for Education on our Facebook page, Shell Refinery in Martinez.
9th Annual Shell/MEF Run-Walk for Education Raises Approx. $45,000 for Martinez Schools
Shell Martinez Praised for Environmental Standards and Community Outreach
Approximately $45,000 was raised in Saturday’s 9th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation 5k Run Walk for Education in downtown Martinez, according to preliminary totals.
The Shell Martinez Refinery was a sponsor of the 2011 Blue Mass honoring law enforcement personnel and firefighters in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Check out the great article in the Martinez News-Gazette about Shell Martinez Alumnus Jerry Carter and his talent for gardening.
Our colleagues in Shell Canada are involved in a cool partnership with Canadian Geographic, the “Energy Diet Challenge.” Six families have been selected to participate in a competition for household energy efficiency. The winning household will win a Toyota Prius.
We wanted to let the community know about some work we are doing in the refinery north of Marina Vista. Although it is distant from most homes, some people may hear some pile driving noise intermittently over the next few weeks. The overall project is going to run through the next year and a half, but the vast majority of work should be unnoticeable to you.
The 9th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation 5k Run-Walk for Education will take place Saturday, Oct. 1st in downtown Martinez.
We are very honored to have hosted Congressman Mike Thompson and his aide Brian Bottari for a tour of the refinery today. Congressman Thompson now represents a good portion of Martinez. Thanks to him and to Brian for investing their time to come and learn about the facility and visit with our employees. It was great to have them both here.
9th Annual Run-Walk for Education Saturday, Oct. 1st; Pasta Feed Friday, Sep. 30
Congratulations to Shell Community Advisory Panel member, Marty “The O” Ochoa, on being profiled for the “Doing the Right Thing” column in the latest edition of the Community Focus. Martinez is lucky to have Marty, and we are lucky to have him on our CAP.
We will be installing some new tanks that will give us more flexibility in scheduling oil deliveries to the facility.
The Western States Petroleum Association has released their updated economic impacts analysis, and the numbers tell a very interesting story.
Register for the 2011 Shell/MEF Run for Education on Oct. 1–Shell Will Match Your Registration
See below links to two great articles about recent Shell volunteer projects.
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