Oil and gas production has been a vital part of Monterey County's community since the 1940s, providing safe, reliable energy for Californians. Join us to protect local jobs and the people who keep Monterey County moving.
Monterey County's Oil and Gas industry supports roughly 900 jobs, $644 million in economic output, and nearly $70 million in annual wage payments to employees. Oil production is among the highest paying industries in the County, providing full-time jobs with upward mobility.
Monterey County's Oil and Gas industry is responsible for nearly $50 million in taxes, fees, and other charges paid to state and local governments. The industry has provided millions of dollars in support for education and other non-profit organizations.
Monterey's reverse osmosis water reclamation facility provides much-needed groundwater for the County’s agricultural industry. The facility purifies extracted water and releases it through shallow wetlands into aquifer recharge basins to replenish the Salinas River basin.