If the Big One Hits, California Dreamin’

…turns to the Dark Side. (And I’m not talking about the San Andreas…)

Just two Arab countries have supplied almost 50 percent of California’s imported oil over the past five years, a dependence that leaves the state more vulnerable than the rest of the country to disruptions in the world oil markets.
…To meet the needs of California drivers who, according to the American Petroleum Institute, went through more than 43 million gallons per day of gasoline in 2005, the state – the U.S.’s most populous – has had turn to imports.
The increasing dependence on imports of crude oil and gasoline are largely to meet demand that has continued to climb even as the number of refineries producing gasoline in the state dropped from 32 in the mid-1980s to just 14 now – largely as a result of the state’s emission standards, the toughest in the country, said Hull.

3 Responses to “If the Big One Hits, California Dreamin’”

  1. KG says:

    We need more off shore drilling out here.
    And less regulation.

  2. One of my favorite memories of living there was watching a news report where the Santa Barbara cops had to try to stuff a protesting ~ and subsequently arrested ~ blue whale into the back of a police car. It weren’t easy…

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    The whole bad-science CARB board and all it’s regulatory quasi-science buttheads need to be taken out to the woodshed.

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