- Each day, California produces 463,000 barrels of oil but consumes 1.8 million barrels – some four times more.
- Californians consume every barrel of oil and gas produced in the state and import almost three times more, paying more than $25 billion a year for imported oil.
- The average annual pay in the oil industry is $123,000, nearly double California’s private-sector average.
- There are 600,000 oil and gas royalty owners in California.
- California requires 13 million gallons of aviation fuel a day to support its 145 airports.
- To support its 35 million registered vehicles, California consumes 42 million gallons of gas and 10 million gallons of diesel a day.
- More than 6,000 everyday products are made from petroleum products, including shoes, phones, eyeglasses, heart valves and disposable diapers.
- More than 25 federal, state and local agencies oversee oil and gas production in California, which has the most stringent regulations in the world.
Source: Californians for Energy Independence