2015 San Juan Basin Energy Conference

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 8.24.26 AMThe 2015 San Juan Basin Energy Conference will be held March 24-25, 2015 at San Juan College in Farmington.

Leaders from throughout the oil and gas/energy industry will share the challenges, opportunities and vision for the industry. Rick Muncrief, recently named President/CEO of WPX and a former Farmington resident, will be among the speakers. Admission to the conference is $400 if purchased by February 22, and $450 if purchased after that date. The 2013 conference sold out early, so get your registration in as soon as possible. For more information, go to the San Juan Basin Energy Conference web site – www.sanjuanbasinenergy.org.

ENM015 Miguel Suazo of Young Professionals in Energy


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Energy New Mexico visits with Miguel Suazo, Executive Director of YPE New Mexico about a range of issues that were discussed at their recent Energy Issues Roundtable.


ENM014 Carlsbad Economic Development and Growth with John Waters


Carlsbad Department of DevelopmentCarlsbad, New Mexico has experienced tremendous economic growth related to oil and gas development, potash mining and growth in many other industries.  Energy New Mexico visits with John Waters, Executive Director of the Carlsbad Department of Development about the successes and challenges that come with this growth.

Albuquerque Journal Weighs In on San Miguel County Ordinance

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.18.52 PMEditorial: Can NM’s nimby counties do without oil, gas, cash?

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
PUBLISHED: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12:02 am

NIMBY: Not In My BackYard. Opposition to the locating of something considered undesirable (as a prison or incinerator) in one’s neighborhood.


San Miguel County has placed restrictions so severe on oil and gas exploration and drilling that it might as well be a ban. Mora County has banned oil and gas extraction.

Why not expand the restrictions to the end user as well? Perhaps at their next county commission meetings, commissioners should also ban gasoline pumps. And furnaces. And public school funding. Because those are the kinds of products the oil and gas industry supplies and public services it funds. Almost one-third of the state’s general funds come from taxes and royalties paid by these companies.

It’s a textbook case on nimby-ism, expecting the rest of the state to accommodate the industry and send the fuel and cash north. But what happens if, as the industry fears, it sparks a wave of anti-development sentiment in other counties?

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ENM013 New Mexico Math Engineering Science Achievement and the 2014 Oil and Gas Career Education Fair


Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 8.20.07 AMNew Mexico MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) is an organization whose mission is to: “Empower and motivate New Mexico’s culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment.” On October 28th and 29th, NM MESA students will be attending the 2014 Oil and Gas Career Education Fair.
The New Mexico Oil and Gas Education Fair provides students the opportunity interact with outstanding professionals in the oil and gas Industry. Students will be given the opportunity to discover job possibilities in the many different areas that are related to the oil and gas industry and attend quality workshops, as well as visit oil and gas exploration sites. The Oil and Gas Education Fair is a statewide high school leadership activity and will involve aspects of a professional conference, i.e. workshops, presentations, field trips, hands-on demonstrations, etc. In this episode of the Energy New Mexico Podcast, Amanda Trujillo and Anita Gonzales discuss NM MESA’s goals and impact and specifics of the upcoming event focused on oil and gas.

ENM012 Algenon Cash of the North Carolina Energy Forum on Job Opportunities for Minorities in Oil and Gas


Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 3.53.19 PMThere are lots of opportunities for good jobs in the United States’ oil and gas industry.  Energy New Mexico visits with Algenon Cash of the North Carolina Energy Forum regarding  job opportunities for minorities in this expanding industry.

ENM011 Dee Brown of Teco Energy on the purchase of New Mexico Gas Company


nm_logoIn September, 2014, Teco Energy Inc. acquired New Mexico Gas Intermediate, the parent company of New Mexico Gas Company. Dee Brown visits with Energy New Mexico about what this acquisition will mean for customers of New Mexico Gas Company.

ENM010 Dan Mourning of the New Mexico State Fair talks about Oil and Gas Day


nmstatefairDan Mourning, General Manager of the New Mexico State Fair talks with Energy New Mexico about the upcoming activities at the fair.  This year’s fair will including Oil and Gas Day on September 12th.  Hear what is planned to inform and educate both students and adults about the oil and gas industry at the fair.

Court Upholds Decision To Keep Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Off Endangered Species Act List

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Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 decision not to list the lizard under the Endangered Species Act.  Congressional Western Caucus Co-Chairs Steve Pearce (NM-02) and Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) along with Western Caucus member Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statements in response to the decision: “It is about time the courts stood up for private landowners over radical environmental groups that continually use sue and settle tactics to exploit taxpayer money to pay lawyers and fund themselves instead of recovering species,” said Chairman Pearce.

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Endangered Species Act Concerning Lesser Prairie Chicken To Be Settled In Oklahoma, Not Washington D.C.

Oklahoma (USA) flag waving on the windby Greg Akagi – Kansas Ag Network

A federal judge has decided a lawsuit challenging increased federal regulation of economic activity and land use in the area that is habitat for the Lesser Prairie Chicken will be litigated in Oklahoma and not transferred to Washington, D.C., Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The decision yesterday by U.S. District Judge James H. Payne is the second time in the last two months that the federal judiciary has rejected an attempt by the federal government to move the litigation from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C.

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