(Updated as of April 2021)

Graph of Crude Oil imports by Transportation Type, data reflected in table below
Date Marine - Foreign
Crude Oil
Marine - Domestic
Crude Oil
Rail - Foreign and Domestic
Crude Oil
Total Imports
December 2020 17,547 5,944 106 23,597
November 2020 13,708 9,913 168 23,789
October 2020 17,785 2,937 0 20,722
September 2020 18,499 7,458 112 26,069
August 2020 20,743 7,580 154 28,477
July 2020 11,964 7,975 211 20,150
June 2020 19,261 6,101 126 25,488
May 2020 17,950 5,120 25 23,095
April 2020 11,171 6,460 151 17,782
March 2020 24,732 7,301 656 32,689
February 2020 27,205 6,085 902 34,192
January 2020 25,639 9,311 727 35,677
December 2019 30,468 6,493 908 37,869
November 2019 26,570 7,419 1,259 35,248
October 2019 30,179 5,557 912 36,648
September 2019 29,718 4,279 824 34,821
August 2019 33,356 5,001 678 39,035
July 2019 30,380 5,607 835 36,822

Source:

  • In thousands of barrels.
  • California Energy Commission data, produced from Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act (PIIRA), The Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS), and State Lands Commission (SLC).           
  • Please note that total California crude oil imports will not match that shown on other pages. The PIERS, PIIRA, and SLC data all give different totals by different breakdowns. This graph is the result of staff analysis reconciling between those sources.