December 1, 2013

A New California Oil Boom? Drilling the Monterey Shale

Robert Collier

Next Generation

The Monterey Shale is a vast oil-bearing geologic formation stretching from Southern California almost as far north as San Francisco. The formation has largely been untapped due to its complexity and the challenges presented by the shale's unusual geology.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Western) / California

Issues Energy and Environment