(Updated as of January 2019)

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
September 2019 29,234 4,279 771 34,284
August 2019 33,356 5,001 678 39,035
July 2019 30,380 5,607 835 36,822
June 2019 29,934 6,388 529 36,851
May 2019 26,492 6,718 612 33,822
April 2019 25,501 6,615 641 32,757
March 2019 27,293 6,845 431 34,569
February 2019 26,056 6,488 194 32,738
January 2019 31,863 4,570 454 36,887
December 2018 29,474 6,601 432 36,506
November 2018 28,778 6,518 512 35,809
October 2018 30,108 6,269 675 37,053
September 2018 33,313 7,390 598 41,300
August 2018 32,438 5,047 577 38,061
July 2018 35,663 6,847 461 42,971
June 2018 31,193 8,606 627 40,426
May 2018 34,105 8,631 732 43,468
April 2018 29,730 8,667 249 38,646

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.

California’s Petroleum Market