CALIFORNIA: Bill to tax oil extraction moves forward in Senate Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 Legislation that would tax oil extraction in California cleared its first committee yesterday in the state Senate. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.