Walkout at Chevron Oil Refinery Will Not Further Raise Fuel Prices: Analyst

The walkout by more than 500 United Steelworkers members at the 245,000 bbl/d Richmond, California, plant, the second-largest in state and a major supplier of gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel.

Erwin Seba and Gary McWilliams, Reuters

Picketers marching at the gates of a large Chevron Corp. oil refinery outside of San Francisco said on March 21 they could endure a lengthy walkout to press claims for a new labor contract.

But the plant was continuing to operate normally and fuel supply and prices are not expected to be impacted, gasoline analysts said.

More than 500 United Steelworkers (USW) members at the 245,000 bbl/d Richmond, California, facility went off the job early on March 21 after members rejected a Chevron contract proposal over the weekend.

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