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August 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Gives Extensions to Diesel Refiners: The state Air Resources Board said it will give three major California refiners extra time to meet new standards for cleaner-burning diesel, extending their deadline beyond the Oct. 1 date faced by other oil companies. Until they meet the standard, the three refiners--Chevron Corp., Unocal Corp. and Ultramar Inc.--will have to pay a fee that will be applied toward other methods of cutting air emissions.
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February 9, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Carol Piseno, a single mother from Wilmington, wasn't about to let her neighborhood become the next Bhopal. Worried that a notorious chemical nicknamed "HF" would leak from the local Ultramar refinery and blanket the area with a deadly cloud, Piseno and her neighbors campaigned to have it banned. Now, Ultramar is set to become the last petroleum refinery in California to phase out the use of concentrated hydrogen fluoride.
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December 20, 1991 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultramar Inc., a Long-Beach-based oil refining and marketing company that employs 2,200 in California, faces a sale now that U.K. oil exploration company Lasmo has taken over the local firm's British parent company. Lasmo has said it will sell the parent company's North American refining operations, which include Ultramar Inc.'s oil refinery in Wilmington and 400 Ultramar- and Beacon-brand service stations throughout California.
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August 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Gives Extensions to Diesel Refiners: The state Air Resources Board said it will give three major California refiners extra time to meet new standards for cleaner-burning diesel, extending their deadline beyond the Oct. 1 date faced by other oil companies. Until they meet the standard, the three refiners--Chevron Corp., Unocal Corp. and Ultramar Inc.--will have to pay a fee that will be applied toward other methods of cutting air emissions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991
The Ultramar oil company has filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District, seeking to block a new AQMD rule curbing large-scale use of hydrofluoric acid, an acutely toxic industrial chemical. The company's Wilmington refinery is one of five plants affected by the rule, which will phase out bulk use of hydrofluoric acid by 1999 unless industry develops a safe form of the chemical by 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will seek more than $250,000 in penalties for violations of clean air laws by four petroleum refineries. The EPA said it will seek a $105,000 fine against Huntway Refining Co. of Wilmington; $60,000 in fines against Fletcher Oil and Refining Co. of Wilmington and Ultramar Inc. of Long Beach, and $32,822 from Mobil Petroleum Co. Inc. of Torrance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Carol Piseno, a single mother from Wilmington, wasn't about to let her neighborhood become the next Bhopal. Worried that a notorious chemical nicknamed "HF" would leak from the local Ultramar refinery and blanket the area with a deadly cloud, Piseno and her neighbors campaigned to have it banned. Now, Ultramar is set to become the last petroleum refinery in California to phase out the use of concentrated hydrogen fluoride.
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October 6, 1994
A proposal to construct buildings 250 feet high at the Wilmington Refinery will be discussed today at a public hearing. Ultramar Inc., which owns the refinery, has applied to the city of Los Angeles for permission to exceed the current height limit of 45 feet. The refinery, on East Anaheim Street, is undergoing expansion so that Ultramar can produce reformulated fuels in a hydrogen facility. The hearing will be at 10 a.m. in the Harbor District office of City Hall, Room 313, 638 Beacon St.
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February 5, 1993 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fluor Corp. has added another sizable environmental contract to its growing project list, the engineering firm announced Thursday. Fluor Daniel, its principal subsidiary, won a $45-million contract to bring a refinery in Wilmington in compliance with the U.S. Clean Air Act. About half of the projects awarded to Fluor last year, worth $10.8 billion, are environmentally driven. Ultramar Inc., a subsidiary of Wilmington-based Ultramar Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1993
Mobil Oil Corp. has agreed to pay $29,411 to settle a complaint filed by the Environmental Protection Agency for the company's late installation of an emissions monitoring system at its Torrance refinery. The fine was announced Thursday in conjunction with a $48,000 fine levied against Ultramar Inc. of Long Beach, which was cited for failing to submit semiannual emissions reports. The EPA also filed a complaint on Thursday against Powerine Oil Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will seek more than $250,000 in penalties for violations of clean air laws by four petroleum refineries. The EPA said it will seek a $105,000 fine against Huntway Refining Co. of Wilmington; $60,000 in fines against Fletcher Oil and Refining Co. of Wilmington and Ultramar Inc. of Long Beach, and $32,822 from Mobil Petroleum Co. Inc. of Torrance.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1991 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultramar Inc., a Long-Beach-based oil refining and marketing company that employs 2,200 in California, faces a sale now that U.K. oil exploration company Lasmo has taken over the local firm's British parent company. Lasmo has said it will sell the parent company's North American refining operations, which include Ultramar Inc.'s oil refinery in Wilmington and 400 Ultramar- and Beacon-brand service stations throughout California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991
The Ultramar oil company has filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District, seeking to block a new AQMD rule curbing large-scale use of hydrofluoric acid, an acutely toxic industrial chemical. The company's Wilmington refinery is one of five plants affected by the rule, which will phase out bulk use of hydrofluoric acid by 1999 unless industry develops a safe form of the chemical by 1994.
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