Oil and gas bring millions to Eddy County
From the Current-Argus
Posted: 05/16/2012 07:41:19 PM MDT
By Stella Davis
Current-Argus Staff Writer
CARLSBAD — Financially, it’s been a banner year for Eddy County government in terms of oil and gas revenue.
So it comes as no surprise that the Eddy County Commission on Tuesday issued a proclamation stating its undying support of the industry and urging the state to create and maintain a positive business climate for the county’s bread and butter.
Reading from the proclamation, Commissioner Guy Lutman said, ” The economic activity created by the oil and gas industries generates significant revenues to the local governments in Eddy County and the revenue received by the county enables Eddy County to provide more and better quality services to its citizens.”
Lutman said for the first time in several years the number of operating wells in Eddy County has surpassed those in Lea County.