Urban Oil in Southern California

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Oil is as much a part of Southern California history as sunshine and citrus groves. Downtown LA is pockmarked with oil wells capped before they ran dry. In Long Beach and Signal Hill, there were forests of derricks and they’re still pumping in Seal Beach, Santa Fe Springs and Beverly Hills. Tonight: is there an oil well coming near you? Photo by David McNew/Getty Images, CULVER CITY, CA: oil rigs extract petroleum as the price of crude oil rises.



Warren Olney