El Segundo Blvd. and Figueroa St.

October 2, 2018




If for some weird reason you enjoy having the general public on your ass, and lawsuits behind every pumping unit, try operating oil wells in downtown Los Angeles. Better yet, try having a blowout; that should keep you busy for awhile.


This blowout occurred on October 2, 1975, a little southwest of Watts, east of the 405 and south of the 105, and made  mostly muddy water. Nobody had time to wait on blowout control folks  from Houston to come to the rescue, not with the Los Angeles Times breathing down their necks, so they capped it themselves... then pressure-washed and repainted the entire neighborhood, I am sure. Probably twice.





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