Many of the 700 Refinery employees (and hundreds of retired employees) live in the local area, and participate in a multitude of civic, social, church, and school organizations.
Residents on the Pacheco Blvd. side of the refinery may be smelling a propane/sour type odor. We have identified the source of this and are shutting down the associated equipment while we address it. There is no need to shelter-in-place. As a precaution, a Community Warning System Level 1 is in place. No injuries have been reported.