LONG BEACH (KFWB 980) — If you’ve been to the Downtown shoreline, you’ve seen the oil islands that are disguised as high-rise apartments.

There are four of them and they are THUMS: Texaco, Humble, Union, Mobil, Shell — the same consortium of oil companies that built these islands in the 1960s to tap into an enormous oil field under water here.

KFWB 980’s Phil Hulett got a closer look.


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