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Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

​The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) prioritizes protecting the public and the environment in its oversight of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal industries in California. To do that, DOGGR uses science and sound engineering practices to regulate the drilling, operation, and permanent closure of energy resource wells. DOGGR also regulates certain pipelines and facilities associated with production and injection. The Renewal Plan guides DOGGR's work. 




Office of EnforcementOffice of EnforcementThe State Supervisor of Oil and Gas has issued Final Orders to multiple well operators to close and permanently seal some idle wells. Enforcement continues to process dozens of other idle well cases.
Underground Natural Gas StorageUnderground Natural Gas StorageRigorous new rules for underground natural gas storage aimed at protecting health and safety are now in effect. The rules conclude an effort that began during the Aliso Canyon leak of 2015-16.
Pipelines and FacilitiesPipelines and FacilitiesOil and gas state regulators have assumed more oversight of older, active pipelines. Among other conditions, recent rules require that operator pipeline management plans address risk and safety and are kept current.
DOGGR's Renewal Plan: A New Era of Oil and Gas RegulationDOGGR's Renewal Plan: A New Era of Oil and Gas RegulationDOGGR has implemented a number of objectives set forth in its 2015 Renewal Plan and is making good progress toward others.



New Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentDOC announces final approval of new regulations that will protect the environment and ensure that the oil and gas industry is financially responsible for testing, remediating, and, if necessary, permanently sealing idle oil and gas wells. The new regulations will become effective April 1.,
DOW R.G.C. 10 ("Marina del Rey") Well Remediation UpdatesState and local officials continue to oversee efforts to remediate an old oil well in Marina del Rey that briefly sprayed a mist of natural gas, water, and mud into the atmosphere during a routine operation on January 11, 2019.,
DOGGR Southern District Office Address ChangeAs of February 11, 2019, the new address for the Southern District office is: 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 400, Long Beach, California 90806, DOGGR Southern District Office new address2019-02-19T21:00:00Z
DOGGR Revises CEQA Operator ChecklistThe newly revised CEQA Operator Checklist simplifies CEQA documentation by reducing the number of forms required. There is now a single form for multiple projects of the same type in the same well field.,
Status of Proposed Underground Injection Control, Idle Well Regulations The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources is completing two proposed regulatory packages: underground injection control and idle wells. Read rulemaking documents here.,
Geothermal Rulemaking StatusThe DOGGR Geothermal Section is formalizing language and reviewing rulemaking documents for executive assessment of proposed, updated regulations.,



 Contact Us

 (916) 445-9686
 (916) 319-9533

For Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Questions:

DOGGR Headquarters​​​

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8​01 K Street, MS 24-01
Sacramento, CA 95814

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