Drilling for oil in Beverly Hills

California goes to great lengths of avoid using oil, but few in the Golden State probobly realize it’s the third most prolific state in the country behind Texas and Alaska. As this video shows, wells within Los Angeles itself (even Beverly Hills) are being drilled.
The video features Don Clarke, a geologist who worked for the City of Long Beach and sat on a panel I moderated earlier this month on the media and oil industry. He does a good, no-nonsense job of explaining how the business adapts to the community: