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- Local Production
California uses all of the oil we produce—currently 37% of what we consume. The other 63% is imported from foreign countries and other states. Sources of foreign imported oil:
Californians already consume all of the oil and gas generated in California. Demand also forces us to import more than 60% of California’s needed oil each year from outside the state. While growth in alternative energy sources will help meet some future demand, additional supply from within California is needed to meet current demand and to keep pace with population growth.
FACT: The amount of water used in hydraulic fracturing in California is quite low compared to other uses because water is typically used once during the life of a hydraulic fracturing well. In fact, all hydraulic fracturing in California in 2013 used the same amount of water needed to keep one golf course green for the year.
Here are the choices to replace 200 million barrels of California oil:
Californians consume all of the oil produced in the state, so higher oil taxes could be passed on directly to consumers. We may not just pay more at the pump; we could pay more for goods and services that rely on oil and gas – like food, energy and transportation.
Hydraulic fracturing has been used in California for more than 60 years. The following resources, including scientific research and economic studies, explain how in-state oil production contributes to our state’s economy by providing economic benefits while supplying the state with oil.