May 28, 2015
I should like to think I know a little bit. If you look on a nautical chart of Santa Monica Bay (NOAA 18744), you will see places that say "oil seepage". That's from naturally occurring crude. I don't personally know where it is from, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that it is naturally occurring. I don't believe SMB has a pipeline running through it. Not indicated on charts.