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June 9, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
After months of delay, Carson officials have issued construction permits for a controversial asphalt plant at the Fletcher Oil refinery--after the company complained that the city was treating it unfairly and had no right to withhold approval. The action came as the city is considering undertaking a limited environmental study of the $16-million vacuum distillation project. The proposed study would focus on the project's impact on air pollution and traffic congestion. The project is now well under way and construction is expected to be completed in August.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Fletcher Oil and Refining Co. announced Thursday that it will temporarily close its Carson refinery and lay off most of its 200 employees by the end of December. It will mark the third time since 1985 that the company has been temporarily shut down. James Lopeman, Fletcher's president, said the company is unable to turn a profit because of a dramatic drop in petroleum prices in Los Angeles, where much of its crude oil is sold. He said it is unclear when the company will resume operations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fletcher Oil & Refining Co. dealt another blow to Carson's struggling economy with Thursday's announcement that the company will temporarily shut down and lay off most of its 200 workers by the end of December. Fletcher President James Lopeman blamed poor economic conditions for the closure, saying the company has been unable to turn a profit because of a dramatic drop in petroleum prices in Los Angeles, where much of its crude oil is sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fletcher Oil & Refining Co. dealt another blow to Carson's struggling economy with Thursday's announcement that the company will temporarily shut down and lay off most of its 200 workers by the end of December. Fletcher President James Lopeman blamed poor economic conditions for the closure, saying the company has been unable to turn a profit because of a dramatic drop in petroleum prices in Los Angeles, where much of its crude oil is sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
Southwest Carson neighborhood leaders have accused City Council members of subjecting residents to "environmental abuse" by not opposing a controversial project at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Barbara Post charged that council members are too close to industry and fail to heed neighborhood concerns. Fletcher is building a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow production of asphalt at the refinery. Post said Fletcher's 1978 conditional use permit has expired and the project cannot proceed until an environmental impact report is updated.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1989
Southwest Carson neighborhood leaders accused City Council members this week of subjecting residents to "environmental abuse" by not opposing a controversial project at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Barbara Post, who opposes the refinery, charged that council members are too close to industry and fail to heed neighborhood concerns. Fletcher is building a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow production of asphalt at the refinery, located between Figueroa and Main streets near the Harbor Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1989 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, Times Staff Writer
Carson City Atty. Glenn Watson disclosed Friday that he plans to recommend that the city prepare an updated environmental impact report on a controversial asphalt plant under construction at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Watson's recommendation, which will be made to the City Council at its June 6 meeting, comes weeks after neighborhood activists demanded that the city study the potential environmental consequences of the refinery project. Construction is three-quarters complete on a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow the refinery to produce the petroleum base for asphalt instead of a high-sulfur fuel oil for ships.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
Mark G. Newgard, one-time president and chief operating officer of Pauley Petroleum Inc., will resign his current job as executive vice president of the independent oil company effective July 31, the company announced Thursday. Newgard, who joined Pauley in 1987 from Edgington Oil Co., oversaw the company's refining operations in Southern California. Company spokesman Larry Fisher said Newgard decided to leave after Pauley put its Carson refinery on the block last December as part of its strategy to phase out its refining business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Fletcher Oil and Refining Co. announced Thursday that it will temporarily close its Carson refinery and lay off most of its 200 employees by the end of December. It will mark the third time since 1985 that the company has been temporarily shut down. James Lopeman, Fletcher's president, said the company is unable to turn a profit because of a dramatic drop in petroleum prices in Los Angeles, where much of its crude oil is sold. He said it is unclear when the company will resume operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992
The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has cited Fletcher Oil and Refining Co. for 10 violations of hazardous-waste laws stemming from an inspection of the company's Carson refinery last November, the agency announced this week. Fletcher Oil faces a proposed penalty of $139,700 but can negotiate with the department for a lower fine, said Allan Hirsch, a Department of Toxic Substances Control spokesman.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
Mark G. Newgard, one-time president and chief operating officer of Pauley Petroleum Inc., will resign his current job as executive vice president of the independent oil company effective July 31, the company announced Thursday. Newgard, who joined Pauley in 1987 from Edgington Oil Co., oversaw the company's refining operations in Southern California. Company spokesman Larry Fisher said Newgard decided to leave after Pauley put its Carson refinery on the block last December as part of its strategy to phase out its refining business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
After months of delay, Carson officials have issued construction permits for a controversial asphalt plant at the Fletcher Oil refinery--after the company complained that the city was treating it unfairly and had no right to withhold approval. The action came as the city is considering undertaking a limited environmental study of the $16-million vacuum distillation project. The proposed study would focus on the project's impact on air pollution and traffic congestion. The project is now well under way and construction is expected to be completed in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1989 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, Times Staff Writer
Carson City Atty. Glenn Watson disclosed Friday that he plans to recommend that the city prepare an updated environmental impact report on a controversial asphalt plant under construction at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Watson's recommendation, which will be made to the City Council at its June 6 meeting, comes weeks after neighborhood activists demanded that the city study the potential environmental consequences of the refinery project. Construction is three-quarters complete on a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow the refinery to produce the petroleum base for asphalt instead of a high-sulfur fuel oil for ships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
Southwest Carson neighborhood leaders have accused City Council members of subjecting residents to "environmental abuse" by not opposing a controversial project at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Barbara Post charged that council members are too close to industry and fail to heed neighborhood concerns. Fletcher is building a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow production of asphalt at the refinery. Post said Fletcher's 1978 conditional use permit has expired and the project cannot proceed until an environmental impact report is updated.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1989
Southwest Carson neighborhood leaders accused City Council members this week of subjecting residents to "environmental abuse" by not opposing a controversial project at the Fletcher Oil refinery. Barbara Post, who opposes the refinery, charged that council members are too close to industry and fail to heed neighborhood concerns. Fletcher is building a $16-million vacuum distillation unit that will allow production of asphalt at the refinery, located between Figueroa and Main streets near the Harbor Freeway.
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