Natural Oil and Gas Seeps in California

Welcome to our web site about natural oil and gas seeps in the state of California. Seeps are like springs that ooze oil and gas instead of water. Tour our site to learn about:

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Basics about Oil and Gas Seeps Seeps and the Environment 
Examples of Actual Seeps Famous La Brea Tar Pits
Seeps in California History Maps of Seeps in California
Native Uses of Seeps Products People Behind this Web Site
Seeps and Oil Field Discoveries Seeps Literature and Links

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Last updated 5/1/01