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Originally posted by Smokersroom
Secret Oil Rigs In Los Angeles Uncovered
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Did you know that LA sits on top of the third largest oil field in the country? Did you know oil rigs are scattered covertly throughout the city, placed near schools, malls and even a farmer's market?
Originally posted by sputniksteve
My first trip to LA I actually saw oil wells and thought it looked funny. I am trying to think of exactly where, I think it was off the highway near Englewood. But seriously I came back saying "Wow I never knew they drilled for oil in LA". I don't think some of these are as incognito as we believe.
Originally posted by fatdad
let me get this right- they drill sideways under other peoples property and pump the oil out with out telling them?..
surly any oil under the property you own belongs to you, also if your selling your property wouldn't you like to know if its worth more because its on an oilfield?...
I think that not only are they keeping it secret to keep from paying individuals their mineral rights, but the government can get that money and keep it for themselves. Not to mention the big reason to keep it secret from other countries. We are not going to share or even sell our oil for the most part until we have developed another form of energy that only we can produce at the time. Then we will sell oil off to the countries that have more poverty and sell the other energy off to countries that can afford it.
Originally posted by OldDragger
There is nothing secret or sinister about it.ANYBODY that lives in LA knows there is oil here.Jeeezz, drive down to Signal Hill and you can SEE wells pumping! Go up to Bakersfield, there are wells right next to the freeway.
The wells are camo'ed because they are eyesores. Big freakin deal.
Hey, we also have cell towers that look just like palm trees!.LA is cluttered enough without oil well in plain sight!