Monterey Overview: The Monterey Shale, which is primarily a crude oil formation that is located in both onshore and offshore Southern California at depths between 8000’-14000’, has the potential to be massive. Read More

Monterey Counties: CA: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey Read More

Monterey Pipelines (natural gas): PG&E, SoCal Gas Read More


Exploratory Wells in Monterey’s Deep Basin ‘Unlikely to be Successful,’ Says USGS

In the first means assessment of unconventional, technically recoverable resources in California's Monterey formation in the deepest parts of the San Joaquin Basin, federal geologists have determined it contains an estimated 27 Bcf of natural gas, 21 million bbl of oil and 1 million bbl of natural gas liquids, smaller than previous estimates. Read More


Monterey Shale Gallery

A gallery of all of the images related to the Monterey shale.