(Updated as of July 2020)

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
March 2020 24,732 7,301 656 32,689
February 2020 27,205 6,085 902 34,192
January 2020 25,732 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
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

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.