ENM023 David Holt of the Consumer Energy Alliance


Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.31.02 PMThe Consumer Energy Alliance supports the thoughtful utilization of all domestic energy resources to improve domestic energy security and reduce consumer prices.  The mission of the Consumer Energy Alliance is to improve consumer understanding of our nation’s energy security, including the need to reduce reliance on imported oil and natural gas, maintain reasonable energy prices for consumers, and continue efforts to diversify our energy resources.  Energy New Mexico talks with David Holt, President of the Consumer Energy Alliance about the energy renaissance that is taking place in the United States and how consumers and the economy are benefiting.

ENM022 Michelle Miller of the High Desert Discovery District on Innovation and Discovery in Energy and Water


Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 2.26.26 PMMichelle Miller is the founder of the High Desert Discovery District (HD3), a 501c3 private-public partnership launched to stimulate, mature, commercialize and bring to market technologies created in New Mexico that will become companies that remain in New Mexico.  Michelle talks with Energy New Mexico about the upcoming Discovery Day focused on energy and water.

ENM021 Water Issues Related Oil and Gas Production with Dr. William M. Turner

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Water molecule. Oxygen – red hydrogen – white

Energy New Mexico talks with Dr. William M. Turner about water issues related to oil and natural gas production. Dr. Turner holds a B.S. in Geology, a M.S. in Geology and Aqueous Geochemistry, and a Ph.D. in Geology and Hydrology. He is a Certified Ground Water Professional and a Registered Professional Geologist. Dr. Turner has been involved in all aspects of ground-water hydrology for 35 years.

ENM020 Insights from Albuquerque Journal Reporter Kevin Robinson-Avila



Energy New Mexico talks with Kevin Robinson-Avila of the Albuquerque Journal.  Kevin covers a wide range of business, energy and public utility issues in New Mexico.  Kevin can be reached via email at krobinson-avila@abqjournal.com.

Lift the Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

Black Oil Barrels On Wooden PalletSign the petition to lift the ban on U.S. oil exports at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/lift-ban-us-crude-oil-exports.  The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University said in a January 2015 report that lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the mid-1970s, would help producers and consumers, as well as improve U.S. security overall.  Lifting the ban will help create a more stable environment for New Mexico oil producers.  Sign online petition today.

NMOGA Comments Focus on Lasting Harm of Proposed EPA Ozone Rules

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Click Here to View the New Mexico Impact Summary

On March 17, 2015, the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that highlight the lasting economic harm that would result from proposed changes to ozone rules.   The comments also outlined severe deficiencies in the analysis used by the EPA in proposing the new standard.  A report by the American Petroleum Institute shows the potential economic downside by state.  Click here to see the NMOGA comments (PDF file).

ENM019 Fiscal Impacts of Oil and Gas Production with Richard Anklam


Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 10.44.15 AMThe production of oil and natural gas has a big impact on the economy in New Mexico.  The industry accounted for 35% of New Mexico’s General Fund Revenues for fiscal year 2014.  Energy New Mexico visits with Richard Anklam of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute about highlights of the soon to be released study.  Summary information about this topic and links to the detailed study are available at www.nmoilandgas.com.

Oil & Gas Education and Career Video

The New Mexico MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Oil & Gas Education and Career Fair lets high school students from each region experience the Oil and Gas Industry firsthand. Watch the video below that shows some of the learning activities the event offers.

T. Greg Merrion to Receive Leadership New Mexico Award

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 9.24.31 AMT. Greg Merrion, President of Merrion Oil & Gas Corporation will receive the Leadership New Mexico Distinguished Alumnus Award at the 2015 Leadership New Mexico Annual Dinner on May 1, 2015 in Albuquerque.

The award recognizes graduates of the Leadership New Mexico Program who have used their leadership skills to improve the quality of life for New Mexico.

T. Greg Merrion

T. Greg Merrion

T. Greg Merrion, is the second generation president of Merrion Oil & Gas Corporation in Farmington. As a petroleum engineer for over 30 years, he has guided his family-owned business through the volatility of the San Juan Basin. Merrion served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner in Farmington, headed United Way fundraising drives, and has chaired the boards of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico. He is a board member of San Juan Regional Medical Center and the San Juan College Foundation. Through the Merrion Family Foundation, he gives back to his community by supporting education, economic development, social services and serving in leadership roles.

The 2015 Leadership New Mexico Annual Dinner will be held Friday, May 1 at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. Registration forms for sponsorship opportunities and dinner tickets are available online at the Leadership New Mexico Website or by calling 505-398-1500.

About Leadership New Mexico:  Since its founding in 1995, Leadership New Mexico has provided a non-partisan perspective on statewide topics of concern and opportunities for improvement. The organization identifies current and emerging leaders throughout New Mexico, enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. The Core Program, Local Government Leadership Program and Connect New Mexico Program contribute to developing a larger understanding of these issues and ultimately prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow to meet these challenges with innovation and enthusiasm. Since Leadership New Mexico’s inception, over 1,200 participants from 79 communities across the state have explored the issues facing our state through participation in Leadership New Mexico programs.


ENM018 Matthew Gonzales Director of the Good Neighbor Program


NMOGA_GoodNeighbor_LOGO_colorThe Good Neighbor Program represents the collective effort of New Mexico’s oil and gas industry to promote responsible practices in developing our state’s vast oil and natural gas resources. Matthew Gonzales visits with Energy New Mexico about the Good Neighbor Program’s activities in producing and non-producing areas of the state.