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Hi -- this is a big deal the largest refinery in the country it's just north of San Fran and locals there are reporting hearing the big boom.
Before seeing flames shoot up into the air take a listen -- this guy.
The flames could be 200 to 300 BI so maybe I got a big plume of smoke.
And -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Chevron owns this refinery not confirming the explosion.
But the company is saying the fires now being contained the after effects -- still problem as you mentioned -- local hospitals.
Reporting about 200 patients coming into their emergency rooms.
Complaining of breathing problems some automated calls went out to people living in the area warning them to stay indoors.
To close their windows to turn off their air conditioners that order was lifted a little before midnight last night a Hazmat teams say that even though the fire.
Is out there are still seems things that are smoldering at the site.
But that the smoke is not leaving the refinery grounds.
As for production and we just heard Greg talk about gas prices still not clear the fire's gonna cause a slowdown at all you'd have to think that it would though.
And analysts say that could have an effect on the market especially for gasoline out on the West Coast.
A fire at this very same plant in 2007 and led to Chevron shutting that plant down for several months -- and if that happens again.
Analysts say gas prices will almost definitely go up.
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