The City of Los Angeles is considering establishing setback requirements on oil and gas production. If any of the setback requirements outlined below are enacted, it will make it no longer economically feasible to continue production in Los Angeles.
A setback is a required separation between a building or a structure. In dense urban areas like Los Angeles, setback requirements create impossible challenges for decades old operations (some 100 years) because of increased urban in-fill. As a result of this high density, there is no place for oil and gas operators to create increased separations.
Oil and gas production has been a vital part of the Los Angeles economy for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable oil production, well-paying jobs and an affordable energy supply for consumers and businesses.
1. Catalyst Environmental Solutions Study – Evaluation of the Effects of Buzzer Zone Setbacks on Los Angeles City and County Oil and Gas Production – March 2018.
Capital Matrix Consulting Study – Economic and Fiscal Effects of Set-Back Requirements on the Oil and Gas Industry in Los Angeles – March 2018
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