June / July 2014
Energy & Mining

Kern Business Journal is a bi-monthly publication of the The Bakersfield Californian's Specialty Publications Division, with the assistance of the County of Kern, Kern Economic Development Corp. (KEDC) and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. The journal showcases business and industry developments across Kern County. Everything from Bakersfield to Boron is covered!

Approximately 15,000 copies are mailed and distributed in selected newspaper racks. The journal’s target audience includes business owners and managers, investors, economic development advocates, and local, state and federal government officials.

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Featured Articles


Beneath Kern County is the oil-rich Monterey Shale Formation. But producing the oil has proven challenging. Cal State Bakersfield professor Jan Gillespie explains why.


With oil production booming in North Dakota and Texas, trains hauling oil tankers are arriving in Kern County. Two terminals are being proposed for Bakersfield.


Scientists and engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake are recognized for their innovation, including use of geothermal energy.


Bakersfield is one of California’s top four “solar cities” in terms of total distributed solar-power generating capacity. Solar panels line the roof of IKEA’s local distribution center.


The Tehachapi Pass in eastern Kern County hosts 3,134 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, including the largest facility in the world, the Alta Wind Energy Center.


Rio Tinto Minerals supplies over one-third of the earth’s refined borates from its massive US Borax, its operation in Boron in eastern Kern County.