Setback requirements on oil and gas production in Los Angeles County will make it no longer economically feasible to continue most production in the County.
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 County 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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