In November we got a brief introduction to the oil rigs hiding out throughout the county. Culver City's Center for Land Use Interpretation led a bus tour in December to accompany their Urban Crude: The Oil Fields of the Los Angeles Basin exhibit, and they've posted two ten minute videos that show a little more of what goes into drinking up that milkshake underneath our feet. The tour went all over--to the Hillcrest Country Club in Cheviot Hills, Mount St. Mary's College's Doheny campus, downtown--and participants heard from CLUI experts, a petroleum geologist, a developer, and an operations supervisor for Venoco, which owns the controversial derrick at Beverly Hills High School. This video is part two, part one is here. There's also a lengthy description of the tour in CLUI's spring newsletter.
· CLUI TAKES GROUP ON CRUDE ODYSSEY: A CLUI BUS TOUR OF THE URBAN OILSCAPE [CLUI]