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  • World's longest well drilled off Calif. coast

    April 16, 2010 4:07 PM

    ExxonMobil is reporting completion on the world's longest extended-reach well drilled from an existing offshore fixed platform drilling rig. The new drill increases the company's ability to produce more domestic oil supplies from the Santa Ynez unit, offshore southern California. The well extends more than six miles horizontally... more »
  • New plan for offshore oil drilling in Santa Barbara Co. announced

    April 7, 2010 2:53 PM

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A revised agreement between several conservation groups and an oil company that wants to expand drilling off the coast of California's scenic Santa Barbara County has been released. The Environmental Defense Center said Wednesday that the revision addresses concerns that sidetracked the original 2008... more »
  • Obama keeps moratorium on offshore drilling along California coast

    March 31, 2010 12:03 PM

    President Obama has announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic coast, but keep a moratorium on offshore oil drilling along California's coast in effect. The president argued Wednesday morning that American must break its dependency on foreign oil and rely more on what he calls "homegrown... more »
  • 3.1 magnitude earthquake hits offshore near Lompoc

    March 23, 2010 11:46 AM

    Some Santa Barbara county residents may have had a little added shake to their morning routine. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit offshore at 6:51a.m. Tuesday. It was located about 16 miles west of Lompoc and about 32 miles southwest of Santa Maria. There... more »
  • Eco groups withdraw support of Calif. oil drilling

    February 4, 2010 5:52 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly two years ago, a broad coalition of environmental groups celebrated a deal with a Texas oil company that promised to eventually end its drilling operations off California's scenic Santa Barbara County coast. Now, a growing number of those former eco allies are lining up against... more »

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