After the city moved last month to ban new oil and natural gas drilling within its borders, the Los Angeles County board has followed suit, banning new drilling activity beginning this month. 

County officials unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance amending the zoning law, banning any new oil and gas wells or production facilities in all county zones. The vote followed one by the City of Los Angeles in December.

According to the latest data from the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), combined gross oil and condensate production from the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles downtown in 2019 hit 42,730 bbl. Combined gross natural gas production in the region, meanwhile, reached 30.12 MMcf in 2019. 

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