Officials mark milestone at Haskell’s Beach in Goleta. The last two oil piers in California have officially been removed as a result of Piers 421 Pier and Caisson Decommissioning Project. The removal work of 4,258 tons of soil, 1,110 tons of concrete, 320 tons of steel, and 131 tons of wood started in August and was completed in February.
But Mayor Perotte noted the work in removing legacy oil infrastructure from Goleta isn’t finished yet. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration on the full decommissioning of Platform Holly and Ellwood Onshore Facility”.
Built in the late 1920s as part of the prolific Ellwood Oil Field, the last two piers and caissons on the State Lease 421 were removed, restoring the Goleta, California coastline. Video of Decommissioning activities provided by Beacon West Energy Group LLC.