The fabric of our nation’s economy and national security are based on energy. Whether it’s powering the movement of goods, or the operation of military bases, factories, and our boardrooms and classrooms, energy is essential to our everyday lifestyle.

Today, California imports roughly 60% of its crude oil from foreign countries. The state has an abundance of natural resources that should be utilized safely and thoughtfully to meet the ever-increasing energy demands from a variety of sources, without increasing our dependence on foreign oil.

While California continues to seek energy independence, we have in fact become increasingly dependent:

California Oil Production

  • In 2000, California produced 271 million barrels of oil.
  • In 2018, California produced 169 million barrels of oil.
  • Today, 37% less oil is produced in California than 2000.

California Natural Gas Production

  •  In 2000, California produced 365.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
  •  In 2017, California produced 199.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
  • 45.3 % reduction in natural gas developed in California than in 2000.