Today’s Top Story:
Anterra Energy Services, which operates the only commercial injection wells in Ventura County legally allowed to dispose of fluids generated by oil production, is under criminal investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney. District officials have not commented on the subject of the investigation, but Oxnard Mayor pro tem, Carmen Ramirez, has expressed fears that the existence of injection wells in the middle of the Oxnard plain could cause groundwater contamination. (Santa Barbara Independent)
Police Seize Energy Company Records: Ventura Injection Well Company Under Criminal Investigation
Santa Barbara Independent
Last week, the Ventura County District Attorney sent police squads to seize records from two sites run by Anterra Energy Services, which operates the only commercial injection wells in Ventura County legally allowed to dispose of fluids generated by oil production.
Oil producers wonder what effect refinery project will have on barrel prices
California’s oil industry is raising questions about what effect Alon USA Energy Inc.’s oil-by-rail project on Rosedale Highway will have on local crude prices. An electronic newsletter issued Monday by the California Independent Petroleum Association says the project poses “economic questions … including how bringing additional barrels of crude into the California market will affect local crude prices.”
High Intensity Surrounds Heated Debate Over ‘Anti-Fracking’ Initiative on November Ballot
Liars, manipulators and outsiders are lined up on either side of Santa Barbara County’s “anti-fracking” ballot initiative, if local voters are to believe the rhetoric leading up to the November election.