Aera unveils plans for solar facility to make Kern oil-producing site more earth-friendly

Aera Energy discusses plans Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, for a project at its Belridge Producing Complex in Kern County, Calif., that will improve environmental standards. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Octavio Flores)

Aera Energy on Wednesday unveiled plans to make oil and gas production more environmentally friendly in Kern County.

The company is building a solar facility at its Belridge Producing Complex. The facility will produce steam for oil field operations and electricity to power equipment.

Aera said the project will be one of the largest of its kind in California.

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