Greka in the News
Stories about Greka Energy on Independent.com
Ask for $2.4 million in clean-up costs of oil spills. Read story.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The government seeks millions of dollars from oil company for 21 spills between 2005 and 2010. Read story.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Embattled energy company agrees to pay $2 million in fines. Read story.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The spill was blamed on equipment failure. Read story.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Crude flows into nearby creek; CHP closes road. Read story.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Forty barrels of produced water and crude spill out of a storage tank because of faulty equipment. Read story.
Friday, August 6, 2010
The incident was blamed on a pump failure. Read story.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The local energy company is facing $1.2 million in fines from the county. Read story.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Overflowing tank releases thousands of gallons of crude and produced water. Read story.
Originally published 12:08 p.m., May 24, 2010
Updated 2:18 p.m., May 24, 2010
Ladder climbing causes another oil spill for beleaguered energy company. Read story.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Embattled oil company appealing repeated fines levied by Santa Barbara County inspectors. Read story.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Greka Energy followed through its longstanding threat and filed suit against Santa Barbara County and its petroleum administrator, Michael Zimmer, in U.S. District Court on January 21. Read story.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Oil company's broken pipes spill 840 gallons of crude oil on Monday morning. Read story.
Monday, January 19, 2009
It was a day of dej vu for the Santa Barbara County supervisors as the board kicked off 2009 much as they did 2008: dealing with the frequent and flagrant oil-spilling ways of Greka Energy. Read story.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The three accidents so far have leaked an estimated 950 gallons since Christmas. Read story.