There is a variety of work happening at the refinery beginning early September and lasting through early October. It is a series of planned activities for maintenance at the facility. There may be some noise, odor, minimal flaring and additional lighting. We also expect more vehicles on the roads near the refinery due to a temporary increase in our workforce during this period. The area where we expect to see more vehicles in the mornings and afternoons is:

Marina Vista between I-680 and Shell Avenue

We have carefully planned this work to minimize any impact to our neighbors, so we hope that apart from noticing the additional activity, this will not cause any issues for you.

If any of this activity is disruptive to you, or if you have a question or comment, we hope you will call our environmental hotline at (925) 313-3777 or (925) 313-3601 during off work hours.  You can also follow what’s going on, at our Facebook page “Shell Refinery in Martinez” or on Twitter at “Shell_Martinez”.

As with all the work we do, our aim is to complete it in a way that does not impact our neighbors. Please let us know if we fall short of that goal.

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