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[OIL] Murphy Site (Adams Blvd): Fight FMOG's Appeal to Install a Gas Burning Flare

July 28, 2016:  The Zoning Administrator ruled AGAINST Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas’s (FMOG’s) proposal to install a CEB 800 natural gas burning flare to burn 400,000 cubic feet of gas per day in the parkland at the Murphy Drill Site at 2126 W Adams Blvd.  FMOG has filed an appeal to try to overturn the decision. Here are the basics of what you need to know, how to find out more, and what you can do, followed by a more detailed discussion of key elements of the case.

The most important things that you can do are:


Council President Herb Wesson supported our community opposing FMOG’s proposal to install a wasteful gas burning flare in the parkland (27th and St Andrews).  He recently submitted a revised letter (see attached) to the Zoning Administrator joing our community in OPPOSING THE INSTALLATION OF THE BURNER ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY including in the active work area.  In the attached new statement our council representative states:

OIL: LATIMES South LA Opposes Burner

See the LA Times August 17, 2015 Story About the FMOG Burner at the Murphy Drill Site:

South L.A. residents resist oil firm's plans to burn gas at drilling site

 “…Community residents are challenging the [FMOG] plan, arguing that it is wasteful to burn gas that could create electricity. And they are pressing for the city to scrutinize the environmental effects of drilling at the site — with or without the new burner.”

[OIL] 8/6/15: UNNC Supports Our Community

GREAT NEWS!  On August 6, 2015, the UNNC voted overwhelmingly to support our community.  Send your letter to the Zoning Administrator TODAY!!!

The UNNC Voted to:

June 4, 2015: UNNC Oil Meeting

WHEN:          Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7pm.

WHERE:        CD10 Field Office (1819 S. Western Enter on S. Manhattan Place, just one block west of Western Avenue.)

WHY:            NEW INFORMATION - Ask UNNC to change its position to now oppose any installation of a CEB 800 gas burner

May 12, 2015: Oil Hearing Report

GREAT NEWS: The Hearing file will stay open until August 14 which allows us to send comments to the Zoning Administrator (ZA) until that date.  Send your comments!!!!  


New information revealed by FMOG during the Hearing resulted in the following research:

May 11, 2015: UNNC Supports Community on Murphy Oil Site

The UNNC supported the community and submitted a letter to the Zoning Administrator regarding placing the proposed gas burner in the existing work facility.  The letter will be presented to the ZA during the Planning Hearing on May 12, 2015.

OIL Hearing May 12, 2015 (rev 150509)

May 12, 2015 HEARING on Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) request to install a gas burner in the park at 27th and St. Andrews and receive an exemption from environmental review.  Please attend and participate.  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

FMOG submits Request to put Burner into “Park” on 27th St.

Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) submitted a request (Plan Approval) to LA City Planning to expand the natural gas operations (installation of a CEB 800 gas burner) into the landscaped hillside adjacent to 27th Street below the designated work area of the oil drill site on Adams and directly next to the St. Andrews Apartments in Jefferson Park.

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