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Culver City to Host Information Meeting on Inglewood Oil Field

Image is an oil field pump jack.Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, reminds everyone that the City of Culver City will be hosting the next public information meeting about the Inglewood Oil Field (IOF) Specific Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Monday October 30.

This will be a follow up meeting, the first having been held on October 24. The PowerPoint presentation that was shown at that meeting is now available at

According to the State of California Department of Conservation Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources, “The Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles County, California, is the 18th-largest oil field in the state and the second-most productive in the Los Angeles Basin. Discovered in 1924 and in continuous production ever since, in 2012 it produced almost over 2.8 million barrels of oil from some five hundred wells. Since 1924 it has produced almost 400 million barrels, and the California Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has estimated that there are about 30 million barrels remaining in the field’s one thousand acres, recoverable with present technology.”

Though the Inglewood Oil Field is not located within the Culver City Real Estate area, its presence still affects Culver City residents. Expansion and revitalization efforts in the field, which have been increasing since 2008, have caused environmental concerns for neighboring communities such as Culver City. Of special concern is the use of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking.

The City of Culver City has made special efforts to keep residents informed and also provide ways for the public to provide feedback concerning the IOF. These information sessions are one option.

According to the Culver City government website, these sessions are about providing “an overview of and assisting the public in navigating the Specific Plan and the Draft EIR, and explaining the process for providing feedback on these documents.”

The meeting on Monday October 30 will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stoneview Nature Center, Baldwin Hills Parklands, 5950 Stoneview Drive.

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, encourages any with questions or concerns to contact Heather Baker, Assistant City Attorney, at or (310) 253-5660. The public may also contact the City’s Inglewood Oil Field Specific Plan Project Manager, Melanie Doran Traxler, at or (818) 248-7158.

The City also has an IOF webpage with more information. It can be found at

Image is an oil refinery silhouette at sunset.