California Energy Investments

California Energy Investments and Oil and Gas Production in California is overseen by the

California Energy Investments Quick Facts

  • Excluding Federal offshore areas, California ranked third in the Nation in crude oil production in 2011, despite an overall decline in production rates since the mid-1980s.
  • California also ranked third in the Nation in 2011 in refining capacity, with a combined capacity of almost 2 million barrels per calendar day from its 20 operable refineries.
  • In 2010, California’s per capita energy consumption ranked 48th in the Nation; the State’s low ranking was due in part to its mild climate and energy efficiency programs.
  • In 2011, California ranked third in the Nation in conventional hydroelectric generation, first in net electricity generation from other renewable energy resources, and first as a producer of electricity from geothermal energy.
  • In 2010, California, with two nuclear power plants, ranked tenth in net electricity generation from nuclear power plants and eighth in nuclear net summer capacity.