Category: Oil & Gas

PRC 421-2 Topsoil Removal Pilot Program

The California State Lands Commission, in conjunction with contract engineering teams, will perform a +/- 9-day topsoil removal pilot program on the PRC 421-2 caisson (on Haskell’s Beach along the City of Goleta’s shoreline).

Legacy Wells Plug and Abandonment Engineering Consultant

The Commission has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), RFQ 2019-013, entitled “Legacy Wells Plug and Abandonment Engineering Consultant”. The purpose of this RFQ is to initiate the process by which the Commission will contract with a firm with the appropriate...

Oil Pipeline Company to Pay more than $60 Million to Settle 2015 Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara, Calif. – State officials announce a comprehensive civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline resolving natural resource damages, penalties and response costs associated with a crude oil spill near Santa Barbara in May 2015. The spill from an underground pipeline owned by the company caused injury to natural resources including birds, marine mammals, shoreline and subtidal habitats, and required beaches to close to be closed to the public.