California continues its fall from the top ranks of oil-producing states

“California’s once high rank among oil-producing states continues to slip as Colorado’s output surges past the Golden State, according to the latest Energy Department data. Colorado became the latest state to surpass California in terms of crude output, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released Thursday. Colorado out-produced California by 16,000 barrels per…

California continues its fall from the top ranks of oil-producing states

“California’s once high rank among oil-producing states continues to slip as Colorado’s output surges past the Golden State, according to the latest Energy Department data. Colorado became the latest state to surpass California in terms of crude output, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released Thursday. Colorado out-produced California by 16,000 barrels per…

Natural gas here to stay beyond energy transition, Big Oil says

“Top oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.AS), BP (BP.L) and Total (TOTF.PA) are adapting with growing urgency to the need to develop cleaner energy sources, investing more and more in solar and wind power, electric vehicle technology and even forestation. Still, they see oil, and especially natural gas, the least polluting fossil fuel, playing…

Opinion: Until California curbs its oil refineries, it won’t meet its climate goals

“While Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders bask under an international spotlight at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, there is one highly relevant topic they’re not likely to bring up: oil refineries. That’s because refineries are crucially absent from California’s climate change strategy. The state has justifiably gotten credit for…

The Sky’s Limit California: Why the Paris Climate Goals Demand That California Lead in a Manages Decline of Oil Extraction

We recommend that the state take the following actions: -Cease issuing permits for new oil and gas extraction wells; -Implement a 2,500-foot health buffer zone around homes, schools, and hospitals where production must phase out; -Develop a plan for the managed decline of California’s entire fossil fuel sector to maximize the effectiveness of the state’s…

Why does green California pump the dirtiest oil in the U.S.?

“So far, California’s oil producers have done little to change the way they operate. That’s partly because of scant pressure from state regulators, but also because California’s steam-injected oil has not drawn the kind of attention, from either environmentalists or legislators, that hydraulic fracturing has, even though fracking is used in fewer than one-fifth of…
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