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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. 

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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.
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.
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.

 

 

Notes from the Field: There's Nothing Like a Picture Head over to our blog to learn how our Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources uses the latest technology to detect & prevent leaks at California's natural gas storage facilities.https://calconservation.blog/2019/02/21/theres-nothing-like-a-picture/, https://calconservation.blog/2019/02/21/theres-nothing-like-a-picture/2019-02-21T20:00:00Z
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.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/DOW-RGC10-well.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/DOW-RGC10-well.aspx2019-02-20T18:00:00Z
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 https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/doggr_contacts.aspx, DOGGR Southern District Office new address2019-02-19T21:00:00Z
New Underground Injection Control Regulations ApprovedNew regulations for the use of underground injection control (UIC) become effective April 1. This is the latest in a series of regulatory updates to ensure the protection of public safety and the environment as oil and gas are produced in California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UndergroundinjectionControl(UIC).aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UndergroundinjectionControl(UIC).aspx2019-02-11T21:00:00Z
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.ftp://ftp.consrv.ca.gov/pub/oil/CEQA/Oil%26Gas/ceqa-operator-checklist.pdf, ftp://ftp.consrv.ca.gov/pub/oil/CEQA/Oil%26Gas/ceqa-operator-checklist.pdf2019-01-23T00:00:00Z
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.http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx, http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx2018-11-16T17:20:00Z