BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 566

Midway-Sunset oil field tour highlights energy issues 

Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times San Francisco Bureau chief, interviews Jeff Prude, petroleum engineer and Gabe Garcia, Minerals Division chief, both from the Bakersfield Field Office, during a tour of the Midway-Sunset oil field. The two BLM employees and John Hodge, natural resource specialist, discussed the oil production, the potential of the Monterey Shale and other issues during the day-long tour. Oil production in California has received national media interest due to potential production in the Monterey Shale formation and proposed state and federal fracking regulations.

a reporter in hard hat interviews two BLM employees

The tour included wells in the Midway-Sunset field.
two oil drilling rigs

- David Christy, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Central California District (February 2013)

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