Shell Martinez Refinery News, Announcements, and Events
Get the latest news, events and announcements from Shell Martinez Refinery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 05, 2017
Shell Martinez Refinery is doing planned maintenance in September through early October
Aug 07, 2017
Shell Martinez Refinery is seeking applicants for jobs in the Maintenance Department.
May 23, 2017
Our Shell Martinez volunteers and workers have been working on many events and programs in the city of Martinez.
Apr 20, 2017
We are doing some planned maintenance at Shell Martinez from late April to mid-June.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 13, 2015
Emmy-winning news anchor and county leader will oversee outreach programs, advocacy, and community partnerships.
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.
Aug 19, 2015
Shell is accepting applications for Refinery Process Operators at the Shell Martinez Refinery
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).
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!
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.
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.
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
Oct 10, 2014
Sunday’s 12th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education shattered previous records both in fundraising and participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 17, 2013
Shell Martinez Refinery and Maxim Crane were privileged to be entrusted with the recent removal of the “Eye of Diablo”.
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.
May 17, 2013
There is no fire at Shell. We are fielding some media calls asking if there is, but there is not. - Steve
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 11, 2013
Shell released the company’s 16th Sustainability Report today.
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.
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.
Mar 07, 2013
Late last night, refinery personnel reported a small release of flushing oil and gas at the facility.
Mar 01, 2013
The Contra Costa County Industrial Safety Ordinance Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Report has been issued.
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.
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.
Feb 01, 2013
I love working at Shell, but I will confess that I love baseball more.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 12, 2012
Welcome to the new members of our Shell Community Advisory Panel (CAP).
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.
Dec 04, 2012
A reminder that we will be doing some work on one of our flares this coming weekend
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.
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.
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.
Oct 09, 2012
We will be doing some work down at our wharf through the next couple of months.
Oct 09, 2012
Governor Brown issued an order to the California Air Resources Board directing them to allow refineries to begin blending “winter gasoline”
Oct 08, 2012
The Martinez Patch has a nice story this morning about the Run for Education. Click on the link below to read.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 27, 2012
10th Annual Run-Walk for Education Sunday, Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6
Sep 27, 2012
Oct. 7; Pasta Feed Saturday, Oct. 6 New 10K race added this year!
Sep 13, 2012
Back in August, you may recall that we had a propane odor and a small fire at the refinery.
Sep 09, 2012
The testing we did on our flare this weekend has been successfully completed with no issues.
Aug 30, 2012
We will be doing some work on one of our flares over the weekend of Sep
Aug 23, 2012
The 10th Annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run/Walk for Education is coming up Oct. 7.
Aug 15, 2012
Update–In follow-up to the earlier post, I’m told the siren has been tested and is ok.
Aug 15, 2012
We got word from the county that they will be testing one of the community warning sirens this afternoon.
Aug 14, 2012
The incident previously reported at Shell Martinez is over.
Aug 14, 2012
Residents on the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery may be smelling a propane/sour type odor.
Aug 08, 2012
There was a false activation of the Community Warning System sirens early this morning.
Jul 07, 2012
The Shell Martinez Refinery took four Contra Costa Consolidated Fire Department personnel along with 25 Shell Martinez firefighters
Jul 03, 2012
Shell Martinez Refinery must ensure the health and safety of our workers and other workers at our site
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
May 08, 2012
Shell employee volunteers are busy all year long helping make Martinez a better place to live and work.
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.
Apr 10, 2012
Paul Gabbard, the general manager of the Shell Martinez Refinery, presented the Martinez City Council with a check for $500,000
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.
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
Feb 16, 2012
Flores to be Inducted into Fresno State Baseball Wall of Fame for Outstanding Athletic Career
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.
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.
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
Nov 30, 2011
Photographer Lorena Castillo's art finds a permanent home at the Shell Martinez Refinery.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
Oct 06, 2011
9th Annual Shell/MEF Run-Walk for Education Raises Approx. $45,000 for Martinez Schools
Oct 03, 2011
Shell Martinez Praised for Environmental Standards and Community Outreach
Sep 27, 2011
Check out the great article in the Martinez News-Gazette about Shell Martinez Alumnus Jerry Carter and his talent for gardening.
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.
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.
Sep 11, 2011
The 9th annual Shell/Martinez Education Foundation 5k Run-Walk for Education will take place Saturday, Oct. 1st in downtown Martinez.
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.
Sep 01, 2011
9th Annual Run-Walk for Education Saturday, Oct. 1st; Pasta Feed Friday, Sep. 30
Jul 07, 2011
Register for the 2011 Shell/MEF Run for Education on Oct. 1–Shell Will Match Your Registration
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
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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