Report: Chevron El Segundo refinery pipes corroded

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tests of pipe samples from Chevron Corp.’s El Segundo refinery found corrosion to an extent similar to the pipe that failed and caused a large fire at the company’s Richmond facility, a report released Thursday found.

The tests found up to 60 percent wall loss in a pipe at the El Segundo refinery that processed the same type of crude as its sister facility in Northern California, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Big Oil Prefers to Crush Renewables Rather Than Invest in Them

For awhile it looked like the oil giants were seriously diversifying into renewable energy, but that’s coming to an end.

BP dropped its long-standing solar and wind divisions, Shell focuses on how wind energy can assist fossil fuel extraction, and Exxon and Chevron have pulled back from biofuels.