safety & health

Female Safety Worker

commitment to safety

At Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery, the overall objective of zero safety and environmental incidents is a collaborative effort among all employees. We have one of the best safety records in the industry, and our preventative approach has helped us achieve our reputation for safety and operational effectiveness. We are dedicated to sending all employees home each day in the same condition in which they came to work. To this end, programs are continuously introduced to maintain and create ever-improving safety records.

natural gas odors

We often receive calls about natural gas odors, when it turns out that the odor is emanating from the naturally-occurring tar seeps in Santa Monica Bay. If there is increased seismic activity, the seeps are “activated” to the point that they give off a strong odor. This is well known by the local fire departments. However, if you have a question about a petroleum odor, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Please contact our 24-Hour Community Hotline at 310.615.5342 so we can investigate the source, or call your local fire department. 
air emissions icon

Sometimes I notice black soot on my windows/car/patio furniture. Is it from the refinery? 

Our laboratory has run tests on this black soot over the years and has found that it is a mixture of dust and exhaust from the thousands of cars, trucks and airplanes that move through the South Bay on daily basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our 24-Hour Community Hotline at 310.615.5342.