Press Releases

Oil and Gas Industry Hopeful President Obama will bring Good News
Decision to Not List Lizard as Endangered Species Desired Announcement

Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 20, 2012 – The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association announced today that it is hoping for good news from President Obama when he comes to New Mexico tomorrow. Among the hoped for announcements are a decision not to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species and a commitment to accelerate the development of federally owned oil and gas resources in the state.

“If the administration is serious about domestic oil and gas production, they can take two steps immediately: decide not to list the dunes sagebrush lizard and provide the funding that the Bureau of Land Management needs for the timely processing of drilling permits,” said Steve Henke, President of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association.
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New Mexico OSHA and NMOGA Announce Collaborative Effort To Increase Worker Safety

Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 25, 2012 –The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) and the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) signed an agreement today that establishes an alliance to foster safer and more healthful New Mexico workplaces.

“We both recognize that our highest priority is protecting the safety and health of industry workers across New Mexico,” said New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) Secretary David Martin.
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Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Disclosure Rule
Oil Conservation Commission to Hear Testimony on Proposal

Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 16, 2011 – The New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission will hold a hearing on a proposed hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure rule beginning Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Porter Hall, 1220 South St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The rule, proposed by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, would require disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids for new and recompleted oil and gas wells.
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New Mexico Oil & Gas Association Proposes “Pit Rule” Changes


Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 30, 2011 – The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association today filed proposed changes to Rule 19.15.17 of the New Mexico Administration Code, commonly referred to as the “pit rule.” The changes are designed to make the oil and gas industry in New Mexico competitive with surrounding states for new drilling and development while maintaining groundwater and environmental protections. Continue Reading →

New Mexico Oil & Gas Industry
Proposes Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rules

Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 8, 2011 – The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association today filed a proposed rule with the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division that would require disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids for new and recompleted oil and gas wells. Continue Reading →