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E&B Natural Resources is an independent oil and natural gas production company with strong roots in California, and wide experience in implementing advanced resource recovery technology within urban environments. It owns and operates over 25 oil and gas fields in California, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas and Wyoming.
California represents the majority of E&B’s production and reserves, with numerous reservoir assets in the Los Angeles Basin and Central California.
As a business enterprise, E&B Natural Resources is committed to operating its resource recovery facilities in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. With operating experience in both urban and environmentally sensitive areas, E&B Natural Resources considers exemplary performance in the areas of health, safety, and the environment as a critical component of its business plan, as well as an essential element in fulfilling the expectations of the communities in which it operates.
“The relationship the Galesi family has with my family is very, very longstanding,” Layton said. “A lot of oil companies that are not publicly traded have people from outside the business that provide capital or financial backing. Their business model is more short-term. They put the money in and they build it up and go to sell it and everybody goes and does something else.
“That’s not what the relationship is between our families. It goes back 30-some-odd years. Even though it’s different families, it’s a family business. That’s the nature of our relationship. And to me it’s something that does distinguish us not from everybody but from a lot of companies in this business in that there’s a long-term, stable relationship that’s seen some ups and downs. But it’s still standing. It’s still standing in a different form than it was, but it’s something that provides me with a great sense of comfort.” [Excerpt from Easy Reader, October 18, 2012 “Oil Trail: Crusades over crude oil span generations in Hermosa Beach” by Ed Pillola.]
Steve Layton, President: Mr. Layton has served as President of E&B since 2000. During his career, Mr. Layton has been actively involved in building and managing several oil and gas companies including two that were acquired by Francesco Galesi in 2000 along with E&B Natural Resources. Mr. Layton is a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Independent Oil and Gas Association and the Board of the California Independent Petroleum Association. Mr. Layton has also served as a Director and as Governor of the Houston Region for the Independent Petroleum Association of America and as President of the National Stripper Well Association. Mr. Layton earned a BS and MBA from the University of Tulsa.
Francesco Galesi: Founded in 1969 by Mr. Francesco Galesi, the Galesi Group purchased and transformed surplus military depots in upstate New York, converting them into major industrial parks, and leading Mr. Galesi into the warehousing and distribution business. Mr Galesi expanded and diversified with the acquisition and development of additional real estate holdings, including residential and commercial sites, the acquisition and restoration of the historic Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT, and ownership in E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation. Mr. Galesi's work has earned him the Presidential Award of Achievement for his contribution to the economic development of the United States
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