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Greka Oil & Gas Fined Again

Violations cost the company over $14 million. Read story.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

County Circles Wagons in Greka Case

Attorneys are fighting the oil company's efforts to depose former supervisor Salud Carbajal Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feds Sue Greka

Ask for $2.4 million in clean-up costs of oil spills. Read story.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

U.S. Sues Greka

The government seeks millions of dollars from oil company for 21 spills between 2005 and 2010. Read story.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Greka and County Reach Historic Settlement

Embattled energy company agrees to pay $2 million in fines. Read story.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Greka Leaks 10 Barrels

The spill was blamed on equipment failure. Read story.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oil Spill at Greka Facility

Crude flows into nearby creek; CHP closes road. Read story.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Greka Leaks More Oil

Forty barrels of produced water and crude spill out of a storage tank because of faulty equipment. Read story.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Greka Spills 168 Gallons of Crude

The incident was blamed on a pump failure. Read story.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Greka Faces Massive Fines

The local energy company is facing $1.2 million in fines from the county. Read story.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oil Spill at Greka Lease

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

Greka Goofs Again

Ladder climbing causes another oil spill for beleaguered energy company. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greka Fights County over Fines

Embattled oil company appealing repeated fines levied by Santa Barbara County inspectors. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Greka Sues County

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

Greka Spills Near Santa Maria

Oil company's broken pipes spill 840 gallons of crude oil on Monday morning. Read story.

Monday, January 19, 2009
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