Shell Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Shell Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Z: (H-I) Heavy Industrial District; GP: Heavy Industry PLU: Petroleum refinery
Document Description
The primary objective of this Project is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the Shell Refinery (the Refinery) in Martinez, CA. This will primarily be accomplished by the permanent shut-down of the Refinery's flexicoker unit (FXU), which is an energy-intensive unit that emits significant levels of GHGs. It is anticipated that the project will reduce GHG emissions at the facility by 15%, as well as reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions by an accompanying 25%. Other project objectives include the integration of new energy-efficiency equipment, and the reconfiguration and modification of existing processing units to enable the Refinery to process lighter crude oil. The Project will not increase the Refinery's total production capacity or increase its capacity to refine heavy crude. Also, it would not add the capability to receive crude oil via rail.

Contact Information

Gary Kupp
Agency Name
Contra Costa County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Pacheco Blvd and Howe Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Las Juntas ES
Carquinez Strait

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, GHG

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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