California’s Economy is Supported by Oil and Gas

California produces 463,000 barrels of oil a day, making the state the 7th largest producer in the United States. California consumes 1.8 million barrels a day. Californians consume every barrel of oil and gas produced in the state and import almost 3 times more.

Californians pay over $25 billion a year for imported oil.

6,000+ everyday products are made from petroleum products:

  • Shoes
  • Phones
  • Eyeglasses
  • Heart valves
  • Disposable diapers

13 million gallons of aviation fuel are needed daily to support the state’s 145 airports.

42 million gallons a day of gas. 10 million gallons a day of diesel to support the state’s 35 million registered vehicles.

25+ number of federal. State, and local agencies overseeing oil and gas production. #1 most stringent regulations in the world.

The average annual pay in the oil industry is $123,000 which is nearly double the private-sector average in the state.

Californians for Energy Independence has 600,000 royalty owners.

Sources: Economic and Revenue Impacts of a Statewide Oil Production Ban in California, December 2018, Capitol Matrix Consulting Stein, Ronald, “California ranks #1 in sending dollars abroad for energy,” October 9, 2018.

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