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December 5, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since the world's first offshore oil well was dug at the end of a Summerland pier a century ago, residents here have been battling big oil. All around are reminders of their defeats: Unsightly oil platforms dot the ocean. In some places, the faint odor of petroleum wafts through the air. Tar seeps from the sea floor and lingers on beaches. And many people still recall the 1969 Union Oil spill that spewed 4.2 million gallons of crude into the ocean, killing birds and contaminating beaches.
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BUSINESS
June 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chevron and its partners announced that after 10 years and $2.5 billion, production from the Point Arguello offshore oil project has begun. The project, completed more than three years ago, has sat idle as Chevron battled Santa Barbara County over the best way to transport the heavy crude to refineries in Los Angeles. Production of 6,000 barrels a day started May 27.
BUSINESS
March 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Panel Postpones Point Arguello Tanker Decision: In a 9-0 vote, the state Coastal Commission decided that mistakes by its own staff could not be used to overturn a permit for Chevron Corp. and the other partners in the Point Arguello offshore oil fields to ship crude oil by tanker from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. But the commission postponed hearing complaints from environmentalists that Chevron itself had misrepresented facts before the commission.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
A Ventura company created to build an oil pipeline between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles expects to start construction of the 170-mile project early next year. If all goes according to plan, the $215-million link should be completed by the second quarter of 1995, says Norman L. Rooney, chief executive officer of Pacific Pipeline Systems Inc. The company has been named to build the project by the holding company that owns Southern Pacific Transportation Co.
NEWS
August 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County supervisors Monday tentatively approved a permit allowing Chevron Corp. to ship oil by tanker from offshore platforms to Los Angeles while a pipeline is being built, but the oil company rejected the proposal. The supervisors voted 4 to 1 to issue a permit allowing Chevron and its partners to use tankers to ship up to 35,000 barrels of crude per day from the Point Arguello project for up to three years.
BUSINESS
November 10, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual bit of federal intervention, Energy Secretary James D. Watkins offered an 11th-hour plan Friday to settle a dispute between Santa Barbara County and Chevron Corp. over the company's request to move oil by tanker from one of the largest untapped remaining U.S. oil reserves. The proposal comes just before the county Board of Supervisors meets Monday to decide a request by Chevron to ship oil from the much-delayed, $2-billion Point Arguello offshore project.
NEWS
January 28, 1989 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
From a large crack on the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, about 5 miles off the coastline, a few barrels of oil bubble to the surface each day. The oil slick and the nearby Unocal Corp. drilling platform Alpha are the last visible vestiges of the worst oil spill in the nation's history. Twenty years ago today, on Jan. 28, 1969, a "blowout' erupted below the platform and, before it was plugged, more than 3 million gallons of crude oil spewed from drilling-induced cracks in the channel floor.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oil industry is using the current Middle East crisis to heighten the pressure on Santa Barbara County to permit the start-up of the much-delayed $2-billion Point Arguello offshore oil project, which sits idle despite its completion two years ago.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six oil companies announced that they will apply this week for permits to transport oil by pipeline from the Point Arguello offshore project, a major concession to Santa Barbara County officials who had rejected tanker shipment and argued that the only environmentally safe way to move the oil is by pipeline.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
A Ventura company created to build an oil pipeline between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles expects to start construction of the 170-mile project early next year. If all goes according to plan, the $215-million link should be completed by the second quarter of 1995, says Norman L. Rooney, chief executive officer of Pacific Pipeline Systems Inc. The company has been named to build the project by the holding company that owns Southern Pacific Transportation Co.
NEWS
August 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County supervisors Monday tentatively approved a permit allowing Chevron Corp. to ship oil by tanker from offshore platforms to Los Angeles while a pipeline is being built, but the oil company rejected the proposal. The supervisors voted 4 to 1 to issue a permit allowing Chevron and its partners to use tankers to ship up to 35,000 barrels of crude per day from the Point Arguello project for up to three years.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chevron and its partners announced that after 10 years and $2.5 billion, production from the Point Arguello offshore oil project has begun. The project, completed more than three years ago, has sat idle as Chevron battled Santa Barbara County over the best way to transport the heavy crude to refineries in Los Angeles. Production of 6,000 barrels a day started May 27.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six oil companies announced that they will apply this week for permits to transport oil by pipeline from the Point Arguello offshore project, a major concession to Santa Barbara County officials who had rejected tanker shipment and argued that the only environmentally safe way to move the oil is by pipeline.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest effort to find a mechanism acceptable to oil companies and environmentalists for transporting oil from the Point Arguello offshore project to Southland refineries, Southern Pacific Transportation Co. on Thursday proposed construction of a 171-mile pipeline between Gaviota and southern Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
November 10, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual bit of federal intervention, Energy Secretary James D. Watkins offered an 11th-hour plan Friday to settle a dispute between Santa Barbara County and Chevron Corp. over the company's request to move oil by tanker from one of the largest untapped remaining U.S. oil reserves. The proposal comes just before the county Board of Supervisors meets Monday to decide a request by Chevron to ship oil from the much-delayed, $2-billion Point Arguello offshore project.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest effort to find a mechanism acceptable to oil companies and environmentalists for transporting oil from the Point Arguello offshore project to Southland refineries, Southern Pacific Transportation Co. on Thursday proposed construction of a 171-mile pipeline between Gaviota and southern Los Angeles County.
NEWS
December 5, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since the world's first offshore oil well was dug at the end of a Summerland pier a century ago, residents here have been battling big oil. All around are reminders of their defeats: Unsightly oil platforms dot the ocean. In some places, the faint odor of petroleum wafts through the air. Tar seeps from the sea floor and lingers on beaches. And many people still recall the 1969 Union Oil spill that spewed 4.2 million gallons of crude into the ocean, killing birds and contaminating beaches.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oil industry is using the current Middle East crisis to heighten the pressure on Santa Barbara County to permit the start-up of the much-delayed $2-billion Point Arguello offshore oil project, which sits idle despite its completion two years ago.
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