August 11, 1994 |
Three workers were killed and four others injured Wednesday after inhaling fumes from a hydrogen sulfide gas leak at an oil production plant north of Ventura, authorities said. The 12:07 p.m. gas leak occurred at Vintage Petroleum's oil production plant in the foothills of Rincon Mountain in Seacliff, just off the Ventura Freeway, as workers were in the process of redrilling an old oil well, fire officials said.
August 12, 1994 |
Speaking quietly, Cal Hoskins recalled Thursday how his son, Jason, had always wanted to follow his footsteps into the oil fields. On Wednesday, Hoskins stood at a Ventura oil field where he had worked for 17 years and watched in agony as paramedics tried to save his son after a deadly leak of hydrogen sulfide gas. "Someone asked me to hold the IV," the father said. "That was all I could do for him."
August 11, 1994 |
Three workers were killed and four others injured, two critically, after inhaling fumes from a hydrogen sulfide gas leak near an oil production plant north of Ventura on Wednesday, authorities said. The 12:07 p.m. gas leak occurred near Vintage Petroleum's plant just off U.S. 101 as workers were in the process of redrilling an old oil well, fire officials said.
February 24, 2006 |
Occidental Petroleum Corp. projected that oil and gas production would rise 5% to 7% annually over the next five years, its first output estimate through 2010. Production will possibly amount to the equivalent of as many as 785,000 barrels of oil a day by 2010, Occidental said. The forecast is based on planned projects in Qatar, Argentina and other countries. Production could be increased more by exploration successes, better oil recovery or acquisitions, the Westwood company said.
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June 20, 2002 |
Vintage Petroleum Inc. has agreed to pay more than $120,000 in penalties stemming from 10 oil spills in Ventura County in the last three years, the district attorney's office said. The spills, totaling about 3,100 gallons, occurred at wells operated by Vintage in Fillmore, Santa Paula and Ventura. In each incident, petroleum or petroleum residue reached the Santa Clara or Ventura rivers, Deputy Dist. Atty. Laurel McWaters said. Most of the spills were the result of corroded pipelines, she said.
March 26, 2002 |
T. Boone Pickens acquired an 8.4% stake in Vintage Petroleum Inc., reviving his role as a well-known corporate raider in the oil and gas industry. Pickens, the 73-year-old founder and former chairman of Mesa Inc., said in a regulatory filing that Vintage is undervalued and that he may seek to take over the Tulsa, Okla.-based energy company. He also said Vintage "may or should be" for sale or a candidate for a leveraged buyout.