17th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education Raises $92,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation

Sep 29, 2019

Shell/MEF Run for Education on September 29, 2019, brought in $92,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF), while drawing760 runners and walkers who competed in 5k or 10k events through downtown Martinez.

Shell’s Martinez Refinery Fights Hunger w/Meals on Wheels

Jan 31, 2019

Shell's Martinez Refinery employees have partnered with Meals on Wheels for many years and regularly deliver meals to elders in need in Martinez.

Shell Refinery Fuels Education in Martinez

Nov 02, 2018

The 2018 Shell Martinez Refinery & Martinez Education Foundation's (MEF) 5K Run for Education was a huge success! Hundreds of athletes of all ages helped raise $90,000 for MEF.

15th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education Raises $75,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation

Oct 01, 2017

The 15th annual Shell/MEF Run for Education on Oct. 1, 2017, raised $75,000 for Martinez schools, and was a fun community event for the record 848 participants and dozens of Shell, community and student volunteers.

Planned Maintenance at Shell Martinez Refinery

Sep 05, 2017

Shell Martinez Refinery is doing planned maintenance in September through early October

Maintenance Job Openings at Shell Martinez Refinery

Aug 07, 2017

Shell Martinez Refinery is seeking applicants for jobs in the Maintenance Department.

Shell Martinez Community News

May 23, 2017

Our Shell Martinez volunteers and workers have been working on many events and programs in the city of Martinez.

Planned Maintenance at Shell Martinez

Apr 20, 2017

We are doing some planned maintenance at Shell Martinez from late April to mid-June.

Shell Martinez Student Essay Contest Winners Announced

Nov 08, 2016

Winners of the 2016 Student Essay Contest sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery have been announced, with nine students from Martinez Unified School District schools winning prizes ranging from $100 to $2,500.

14th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education Raises $77,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation

Oct 02, 2016

The 14th annual Shell/MEF Run for Education on Oct. 2, 2016, raised $77,000 for Martinez schools, and was a fun community event for the nearly 900 participants and volunteers.

14th Annual Run for Education Sun., Oct. 2 Family Fun Night Sat., Oct. 1

Sep 26, 2016

The 14th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run for Education will take place Sunday, Oct. 2, in downtown Martinez. The race will feature a 5K and 10K course, and lots of family fun!

Shell Martinez Now Hiring Electricians, Instrumentation/Analyzer Technicians and Machinist/Millwrights.

Sep 20, 2016

The Shell Martinez Refinery is now hiring electricians, instrumentation/analyzer technicians and machinist/millwrights.

Ann Notarangelo Joins Shell Martinez Refinery as External Relations Manager

Nov 13, 2015

Emmy-winning news anchor and county leader will oversee outreach programs, advocacy, and community partnerships.

Shell/MEF Run Raises Record $100,000

Oct 05, 2015

The 2015 Shell/MEF Run for Education raises a record $100,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation during the Shell Martinez Refinery’s centennial year.

Refinery Process Operators Job Openings

Aug 19, 2015

Shell is accepting applications for Refinery Process Operators at the Shell Martinez Refinery

Shell Martinez sponsors “energy sustainability” student essay contest

Aug 19, 2015

As part of its ongoing Centennial Celebration, Shell Martinez is sponsoring a “sustainable energy” Student Essay Contest open to all students — elementary to high school — within the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD).

13th Annual Run for Education

Aug 17, 2015

The Shell/MEF Run for Education fundraising 5K/10K event will take place on Oct. 4, in downtown Martinez. Sign up now!

Flare Work Planned for This Weekend

Jan 15, 2015

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.

Flare Work Weekend of Jan. 12

Jan 08, 2015

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.

Manufacturing Matters Panel on Industry's Importance to East Bay

Oct 31, 2014

Kish Rajan of Governor’s office and panelists from Shell, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board and industry discuss manufacturing's future

Shell/MEF Run for Education; a Record $66K for Martinez Schools

Oct 10, 2014

Sunday’s 12th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education shattered previous records both in fundraising and participation.

The Restoration of the Mount Diablo Beacon

Jun 12, 2014

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.

Shell Honored by Martinez Chamber of Commerce as 2013 Business of the Year

May 13, 2014

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

Apr 28, 2014

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.

Veterans Fundraiser Dinner a Huge Success

Nov 12, 2013

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.

11th Annual Run-Walk for Education

Sep 25, 2013

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 - Working Safely Every Day

Aug 01, 2013

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.

Video of Beacon lift-off

Jun 17, 2013

Shell Martinez Refinery and Maxim Crane were privileged to be entrusted with the recent removal of the “Eye of Diablo”.

State Officials Visit Shell, Tour Refinery

May 29, 2013

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.

There is no fire at Shell–5/17

May 17, 2013

There is no fire at Shell. We are fielding some media calls asking if there is, but there is not. - Steve

Community Appreciation Day Wed. May 15, 2013

May 13, 2013

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.

Video of Marvin Odum and Cho Khong in Silicon Valley

May 06, 2013

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.

Contra Costa Poll Luncheon on April 8

Mar 26, 2013

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 and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Mar 16, 2013

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.

No incident at Shell

Mar 16, 2013

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.

PG&E Work Sunday

Mar 12, 2013

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 Sustainability Report Released

Mar 11, 2013

Shell released the company’s 16th Sustainability Report today.

Martinez Resident is Shell’s Newest Senior Leader

Mar 10, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Shell Clubhouse tonight to meet the new Manager of our Chemical plant, Nicola Maher.

Contra Costa Poll Shows Interesting Results

Mar 08, 2013

The Contra Costa Council held its luncheon today to discuss the latest results of the Contra Costa Poll funded by Shell, Phillips and Tesoro.

Small Release Contained On Site

Mar 07, 2013

Late last night, refinery personnel reported a small release of flushing oil and gas at the facility.

County Industrial Safety Report Available

Mar 01, 2013

The Contra Costa County Industrial Safety Ordinance Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Report has been issued.

Latest Shell Scenario Work

Mar 01, 2013

Shell is famous for its energy scenario work, exploring how economic, political and social forces shape both the energy system and the environment.

Community Appreciation Day in Martinez, California

Feb 18, 2013

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.

Baseball Anyone?

Feb 01, 2013

I love working at Shell, but I will confess that I love baseball more.  

Flare Work Complete

Jan 20, 2013

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.

More Security Upgrades

Jan 15, 2013

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.

Flare Work Postponed

Jan 11, 2013

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.

New Community Advisory Panel Members

Dec 12, 2012

Welcome to the new members of our Shell Community Advisory Panel (CAP).

Flare work for this weekend cancelled

Dec 05, 2012

For a variety of maintenance and scheduling reasons, we have had to cancel the flare work we had scheduled for this weekend.

Reminder–Flare Maintenance This Weekend

Dec 04, 2012

A reminder that we will be doing some work on one of our flares this coming weekend 

Lesher blogs from Germany

Nov 29, 2012

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.

Flare Maintenance the Weekend of December 8

Nov 20, 2012

We will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Dec. 8near the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery.

Gazette Candidate Forum at Shell Thursday Evening

Oct 16, 2012

The Martinez News-Gazette’s candidate forum will be held at the Shell Clubhouse this Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 PM.

Shell Wharf Work

Oct 09, 2012

We will be doing some work down at our wharf through the next couple of months.

More on Winter Gas

Oct 09, 2012

Governor Brown issued an order to the California Air Resources Board directing them to allow refineries to begin blending “winter gasoline”

Martinez Patch Story on the Run for Education

Oct 08, 2012

The Martinez Patch has a nice story this morning about the Run for Education. Click on the link below to read.

Reminder–Flare Maintenance This Weekend

Oct 05, 2012

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.

Street Closures for Sunday’s Run for Education

Oct 05, 2012

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.

Good Neighbor Column on Shell/MEF Run for Education

Oct 02, 2012

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.

Run for Education, October 7

Sep 27, 2012

10th Annual Run-Walk for Education Sunday, Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6

10th Annual Run-Walk for Education Sunday

Sep 27, 2012

Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6 New 10K race added this year!

Root Cause Analysis Available

Sep 13, 2012

Back in August, you may recall that we had a propane odor and a small fire at the refinery. 

Flare Work Complete

Sep 09, 2012

The testing we did on our flare this weekend has been successfully completed with no issues.

Flare Maintenance the Weekend of Sep. 8

Aug 30, 2012

We will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Sep

10th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education

Aug 23, 2012

The 10th Annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run/Walk for Education is coming up Oct. 7. 

Test Complete

Aug 15, 2012

Update–In follow-up to the earlier post, I’m told the siren has been tested and is ok.

Siren test this afternoon

Aug 15, 2012

We got word from the county that they will be testing one of the community warning sirens this afternoon.

Refinery Odor Update—Incident Over

Aug 14, 2012

The incident previously reported at Shell Martinez is over. 

Refinery Odor

Aug 14, 2012

Residents on the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery may be smelling a propane/sour type odor.

False Activation of Community Warning System

Aug 08, 2012

There was a false activation of the Community Warning System sirens early this morning.

Autumn Refinery Work

Aug 02, 2012

A note to our neighbors

Shell and Confire at Fire School

Jul 07, 2012

The Shell Martinez Refinery took four Contra Costa Consolidated Fire Department personnel along with 25 Shell Martinez firefighters 

A Culture of Safety

Jul 03, 2012

Shell Martinez Refinery must ensure the health and safety of our workers and other workers at our site

Shell Workers Rescue Baby Great Horned Owl

May 11, 2012

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 Celebrates John Muir Birthday Earth Day

May 08, 2012

Shell employee volunteers are busy all year long helping make Martinez a better place to live and work.

Activity at Shell

Apr 18, 2012

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.

$500,000 for Martinez Waterfront Improvements

Apr 10, 2012

Paul Gabbard, the general manager of the Shell Martinez Refinery, presented the Martinez City Council with a check for $500,000

Shell Activity on Marina Vista Monday

Apr 05, 2012

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.

Shell CEO Addresses Bay Area Technology Forum

Mar 23, 2012

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

Martinez Contractor Gains Fame

Feb 16, 2012

Flores to be Inducted into Fresno State Baseball Wall of Fame for Outstanding Athletic Career

County Industrial Safety Report Released

Dec 16, 2011

Contra Costa Health Services has released its annual review of the Industrial Safety Ordinance.You can link to the report by clicking here.

Shell Makes Holidays Brighter in Martinez

Dec 06, 2011

Main Street Lights Courtesy of Refinery

Shell Holiday Activities

Dec 02, 2011

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.

- Steve

Shell Donates $10,000

Nov 30, 2011

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

Photographer Finds the Beauty Within

Nov 30, 2011

Photographer Lorena Castillo's art finds a permanent home at the Shell Martinez Refinery.

Proud of his NFL Running Back Son

Nov 02, 2011

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.

Shell Employee Makes the News

Oct 27, 2011

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.”

Annual Shelter-In Place Drill to take place Nov. 2

Oct 27, 2011

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!

Photos from the Shell/MEF Run for Education

Oct 15, 2011

I’ve posted a photo album from the Oct. 1, 2011, Shell/MEF Run for Education on our Facebook page, Shell Refinery in Martinez.

Annual Run for Education was a Big Success

Oct 06, 2011

9th Annual Shell/MEF Run-Walk for Education Raises Approx. $45,000 for Martinez Schools

Shell Martinez Praised

Oct 03, 2011

Shell Martinez Praised for Environmental Standards and Community Outreach

Shell Alumnus and His Green Thumb Make News

Sep 27, 2011

Check out the great article in the Martinez News-Gazette about Shell Martinez Alumnus Jerry Carter and his talent for gardening.

Check out the Energy Diet Challenge

Sep 16, 2011

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.

Work Going on North of Marina Vista

Sep 13, 2011

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.

9th Annual Run-Walk for Education

Sep 11, 2011

The 9th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation 5k Run-Walk for Education will take place Saturday, Oct. 1st in downtown Martinez.

Congressman Thompson Visits Refinery

Sep 06, 2011

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. 

- Steve

9th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education on October 1

Sep 01, 2011

9th Annual Run-Walk for Education Saturday, Oct. 1st; Pasta Feed Friday, Sep. 30

Register for the 2011 Shell/MEF Run for Education

Jul 07, 2011

Register for the 2011 Shell/MEF Run for Education on Oct. 1–Shell Will Match Your Registration

Political Expert Draws Crowd

Jun 07, 2011

Marc Sandalow, former Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco Chronicle and currently the editor-in-chief of the California News Service

Shell Martinez Making Strides for Breast Cancer

Jun 01, 2011

Shell is a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Walk,” which is coming up on June 18 in Walnut Creek. Join us in helping our wonderful walkers!

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