PIONEER OIL REFINERY


In 1875 the Star Oil Company, one of the predecessors of the Standard Oil Company of California, drilled its first Pico Canyon well, which yielded about one hundred barrels per day. The discovery resulted in the erection of the first commercial oil refinery in California the following year.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (172)
Visited: 10/25/2014
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