Off what state route was the location of the Lakeview Oil Company gusher that resulted in the largest single oil spill in history? – 2017

Off what state route was the location of the Lakeview Oil Company gusher that resulted in the largest single oil spill in history?

State Route 33

Lakeview Gusher Number One was an eruption of hydrocarbons from a pressurized oil well in the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County, California, in 1910. It created the largest accidental oil spill in history, lasting 18 months and releasing 9 million barrels (1.4×106 m3) of crude oil.


State Route 33 (SR 33) is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California. It runs north from Ventura through the Transverse Ranges and the western side of the San Joaquin Valley to a point east of Tracy. SR 33 replaced part of U.S. Route 399 in 1964 during the “great renumbering” of routes. In the unincorporated sections of Kern County it is known as the West Side Highway. In addition, the California Legislature designated the entire Kern County portion as the Petroleum Highway in 2004. The southernmost portion in Ventura is a freeway known as the Ojai Freeway, while it is known as the Maricopa Highway from Ojai to Maricopa.

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