September 25, 2022
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Aera plans to drill 296 oil wells near Santa Maria

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One of California’s biggest oil producers is trying to reboot an old oil field near Santa Maria that could infuse Santa Barbara County with more than $1.3 billion in economic activity. Bakersfield-based Aera Energy submitted a land-use permit application to the Santa Barbara County Planning Department in April to redevelop its East Cat Canyon Project…

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