Our oil operations in San Ardo cover approximately seven square miles and are located 30 miles north of Paso Robles, just east of State Route 101. Aera's San Ardo field produces an average of 9,800 barrels of heavy crude oil per day. Crude oil is sold on the premises and is transported to refineries in California for processing into gasoline and other fuels.
Through the company's Partnership A.E.R.A. program, San Ardo employees have been involved for more than a decade with students and teachers in the San Ardo Union Elementary School District. This involvement includes sponsorship of field trips and teacher mini-grants. Many employees live in northern San Luis Obispo County, and Aera community outreach extends to support of local schools, the United Way, and other health and human services agencies in Paso Robles and nearby communities.
Aera and its predecessor companies have been producing heavy crude oil in San Ardo since 1952.
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