Oil Spill Near Santa Maria

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Oil Spill Near Santa Maria
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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to an oil spill near ERG Operating Company in Santa Maria on Friday.

At 11:45 am the fire department was notified of the spill on Bell Lease at 7320 Palmer Road. Crews responded to scene and confirmed 330 barrels of produced water with 4-5 barrels of oil had leaked. 

The spill was contained to the pad area and was not affecting any waterways.

Oil and gas specialists are on the scene investigating the leak and initiating the cleanup.

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gnusman Sep 21, 2019 01:42 PM
Oil Spill Near Santa Maria

On the same day, a solar spill was detected during daylight hours, spilling untold amounts of rays upon the innocent citizens of Santa Maria and elsewhere. Have a nice day.

CoastWatch Sep 21, 2019 09:03 AM
Oil Spill Near Santa Maria

That entire old field was bought on the cheap from Union Oil due to Union Oil not wanting to invest in updating/replacing the ancient infrastructure- Some of that equipment is from the 1940's. First GRECKA bought it and had numerous leaks and spills, now it's ERG's turn... The entire production facility needs to be shut down and refurbished.

Flicka Sep 21, 2019 08:51 AM
Oil Spill Near Santa Maria

Yet, all the oil companies say, "We are perfectly safe, don't need any more safety rules." That's what British Petroleum told Congress a year before their big blowout in the Gulf.

a-1591257672 Sep 20, 2019 06:56 PM
Oil Spill Near Santa Maria

Guess what infamous "oil company" was responsible AGAIN for this spill? Hint: If you've lived in the county & followed the news for the past 20 years you'll know. "Sad"

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