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Most of the price problem in CA started right after the Chevron Richmond plant, the largest refinery in Northern California, fire due to dangerously corroded piping. The plant has been running at reduced capacity since a fire on August 6th.

RICHMOND -- As federal, state and regional agencies continue to investigate a massive August fire that sent thousands to the hospital, Chevron's refinery here is encountering a growing backlash and demands for action by local leaders and activists.

The Aug. 6 fire, caused by a deteriorated pipe in the No. 4 crude unit, caused more than 15,000 residents to seek treatment at area hospitals. Chevron could face criminal charges if found negligent.

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