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May 25, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Speaker Willie Brown leading the opposition, the Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly defeated a bill that would have limited Chevron's ability to transport oil along the Ventura County coastline to refineries in Los Angeles. The legislation was designed to set into law an agreement approved in January by the California Coastal Commission to allow up to 2.2 million gallons of crude oil to be transported down the coast during the next three years. But the measure by Assemblyman Terry B.
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November 28, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties account for about 90% of California's offshore oil production, according to an Interior Department report. The Ventura-Santa Barbara production is tied to five platforms at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel. The rigs have helped more than double the state's offshore oil yield to an all-time high of 200,000 barrels a day. When the platforms started operating, the state's production was only 80,000 barrels a day, according to the department's U.S.
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NEWS
September 9, 1988 | MEG SULLIVAN, Times Staff Writer
A crew of specially trained firefighters were dispatched Thursday from Texas to Ventura County to battle an oil well blaze that seriously injured one man and ignited an oil tanker truck and a 900-gallon oil tank, officials said. Although the fire in an oil field in the Los Padres National Forest north of Fillmore was confined to the one well, tanker truck and storage tank, Ventura County fire officials said they expected it to burn at least two days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Speaker Willie Brown leading the opposition, the Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly defeated a bill that would have limited Chevron's ability to transport oil along the Ventura County coastline to refineries in Los Angeles. The legislation was designed to set into law an agreement approved in January by the California Coastal Commission to allow up to 2.2 million gallons of crude oil to be transported down the coast during the next three years. But the measure by Assemblyman Terry B.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
A cracked pipe in a burning oil well near Fillmore has delayed efforts to put out a fire along the border of the Los Padres National Forest until later this week, officials said. A team of experts from Boots & Coots Inc., a Houston company specializing in oil well fires, and Ventura County firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire by filling the well with saltwater and then capping it. But a crack developed in a pipe and the effort was curtailed, fire officials said.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties account for about 90% of California's offshore oil production, according to an Interior Department report. The Ventura-Santa Barbara production is tied to five platforms at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel. The rigs have helped more than double the state's offshore oil yield to an all-time high of 200,000 barrels a day. When the platforms started operating, the state's production was only 80,000 barrels a day, according to the department's U.S.
NEWS
September 14, 1988
Flames spewed from a burning oil well near Fillmore in Ventura County for the sixth day as firefighters continued their attempts to put out the persistent blaze. Officials believe a spark from an electric fan touched off the fire Thursday at a Seneca Corp. oil field in the Los Padres National Forest, about 50 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1991
Benton Oil & Gas Co. of Oxnard has discovered oil and natural gas in a well in Ventura County owned by Fortune Petroleum Corp. of Agoura Hills, Fortune said. The well, about three miles east of Fillmore, is producing about 90 barrels of oil and 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day. Fortune will receive a 2.5% royalty until Benton recovers its drilling costs, Fortune said. After that, Fortune will retain a 25% interest in the well.
NEWS
September 15, 1988
The state's second major oil field fire in five years was extinguished as Ventura County firefighters doused a blaze north of Fillmore that had critically injured one man and caused oil-equipment damage estimated at $5 million. The fire, which started a week ago, is believed to have been caused by a spark from an electric fan used to dissipate diesel-engine fumes at the site.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
A Bible-quoting Presbyterian from Pennsylvania, 200 Chinese immigrant laborers and an equal number of hard-drinking wildcatters converged in the arid hills of Ventura County a century ago with a single goal: Oil. Their work created the wells that powered the company that was to become Unocal Corp., the Los Angeles-based energy company that observes its centennial next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scrappy independent oil companies are showing renewed interest in Ventura County's aging oil wells, snatching them up from major oil companies and squeezing more barrels from the ground than the oil giants thought was possible or cost effective. Industry officials say smaller, independent firms with lower overhead costs can better afford to upgrade wells that the larger oil producers are ready to abandon.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1991
Benton Oil & Gas Co. of Oxnard has discovered oil and natural gas in a well in Ventura County owned by Fortune Petroleum Corp. of Agoura Hills, Fortune said. The well, about three miles east of Fillmore, is producing about 90 barrels of oil and 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day. Fortune will receive a 2.5% royalty until Benton recovers its drilling costs, Fortune said. After that, Fortune will retain a 25% interest in the well.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
A Bible-quoting Presbyterian from Pennsylvania, 200 Chinese immigrant laborers and an equal number of hard-drinking wildcatters converged in the arid hills of Ventura County a century ago with a single goal: Oil. Their work created the wells that powered the company that was to become Unocal Corp., the Los Angeles-based energy company that observes its centennial next year.
NEWS
September 15, 1988
The state's second major oil field fire in five years was extinguished as Ventura County firefighters doused a blaze north of Fillmore that had critically injured one man and caused oil-equipment damage estimated at $5 million. The fire, which started a week ago, is believed to have been caused by a spark from an electric fan used to dissipate diesel-engine fumes at the site.
NEWS
September 14, 1988
Flames spewed from a burning oil well near Fillmore in Ventura County for the sixth day as firefighters continued their attempts to put out the persistent blaze. Officials believe a spark from an electric fan touched off the fire Thursday at a Seneca Corp. oil field in the Los Padres National Forest, about 50 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
A cracked pipe in a burning oil well near Fillmore has delayed efforts to put out a fire along the border of the Los Padres National Forest until later this week, officials said. A team of experts from Boots & Coots Inc., a Houston company specializing in oil well fires, and Ventura County firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire by filling the well with saltwater and then capping it. But a crack developed in a pipe and the effort was curtailed, fire officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scrappy independent oil companies are showing renewed interest in Ventura County's aging oil wells, snatching them up from major oil companies and squeezing more barrels from the ground than the oil giants thought was possible or cost effective. Industry officials say smaller, independent firms with lower overhead costs can better afford to upgrade wells that the larger oil producers are ready to abandon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities are trying to identify the body of a fully clothed man found floating Friday morning about 400 yards from the mouth of Port Hueneme Harbor. The man, who was wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants and black athletic shoes, drowned during the past week, coroner's officials said. The body was spotted in the ocean just after 6 a.m. Friday by crew members aboard the Robytide, a boat that transports workers and supplies from the harbor to offshore oil rigs.
NEWS
September 9, 1988 | MEG SULLIVAN, Times Staff Writer
A crew of specially trained firefighters were dispatched Thursday from Texas to Ventura County to battle an oil well blaze that seriously injured one man and ignited an oil tanker truck and a 900-gallon oil tank, officials said. Although the fire in an oil field in the Los Padres National Forest north of Fillmore was confined to the one well, tanker truck and storage tank, Ventura County fire officials said they expected it to burn at least two days.
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