California looks at new ways to use its old oil and gas properties

Starfish and rockfish thrive around Platform Grace pipeline. This and other photos courtesy of Lovelab.Click here to enlarge imageCalifornia's old oil and gas facilities are no longer just for gathering dust and rust. They are now being eyed for a variety of creative uses. In an ever-changing scenario, recent suggestions range from using offshore oil platforms as subsea medical research labs, prisons, artificial reefs for marine life, and surfing sites. White anemones adhere to flange and Platform Grace structures, which also show a large population of rockfish.Click here to enlarge imageOnshore, proposals include using pipelines to carry sewage, transforming a marine terminal into...

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