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Chevron contains fire at El Segundo refinery
San Ramon-based Chevron Corp., the largest refiner in the Western United States, had a fire at its El Segundo refinery Sunday, according to a report on a state-administered Web site.
The fire was contained to a coker furnace and was put out, the report on the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Web site said. The cause of the blaze was under investigation, the report said. A company spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
The El Segundo refinery has a capacity of about 270,000 barrels a day, according to a company Web site. Cokers convert heavy refined products, such as vacuum bottoms, into lighter products, such as heating oil.