Four onshore processing and refining facilities, which are now being planned or a re under construction, will be required to handle new production from outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas drilling off southern California. The need for new facilities is cited in recent U.S. Geological Survey summary reports on OCS supply and production estimates off the eastern and western coasts.
Two of the four California facilities that will handle new production await permit approval. If approved, a gas treatment plant at Las Flores Canyon in Santa Barbara County will have a 30 million cubic foot per day capacity. Completion is scheduled for early 1982. An oil and gas separation and treatment plant proposed for Mandalay Beach in Ventura County is scheduled to be completed in early 1981. It would process 36,000 barrels of oil and 2 million cubic feet of gas per day.