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Foxen Petroleum Pipeline

[Information up to date as of 02/01/2018]

What’s New

The County Planning Commission approved the project on March 11, 2015. The Proposed Final EIR is located here.


ERG Operating Company (ERG) proposes to construct and operate a pipeline system to transport crude oil from the Cantin Tank Battery, located on Foxen Canyon Road northwest of the community of Sisquoc, north along Foxen Canyon Road approximately 2.9 miles and connect to the existing Phillips 66 Line 300 Sisquoc Pipeline which is located north of Santa Maria Mesa Road. ERG proposes to install two (2) insulated eight-inch diameter steel pipelines, each approximately 15,080 linear feet in length. The pipelines would transport crude oil under a pressure ranging from 750-800 psi, and would replace the current practice of trucking daily crude oil production from the field. Proposed accessory equipment includes two new 10,000-barrel heated shipping tanks, one new 3,000-barrel heated reject tank, one new 5,000-barrel oil storage tank, two new 10,000-barrel emergency storage tanks, one new 10MMBTU/hr tank heater, and on each pipeline, one new Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) unit, flow meters, a pig launch and retrieval system, and an electrically-driven pump system.

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Project Chronology

  • March 11, 2015 Project approved by County Planning Commission.

  • October 24, 2014 (5:00 p.m.) Close of public comment period for the Draft EIR.

  • September 18, 2014 Environmental Hearing for Draft EIR.

  • September 9, 2014 - Draft EIR released for public review.

  • July 8, 2013 - Close of NOP public comment period.

  • June 20, 2013 - NOP Scoping meeting.

  • June 7, 2013 - Release of Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (County Case Number 13EIR-00000-00002).

  • June 18, 2012 - Application filed for an Oil & Gas Pipeline Development Plan (County Case Number 12DVP-00000-00005).

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