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Scratching the surface

Scratching the surface

Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal | March 19th, 2022Southeast New Mexico’s shale-based oil geyser is still pumping crude at record levels, pushing output to a new production milestone in 2021, with prospects for a lot more to come.

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Western Energy Alliance: Letter to Joe Biden

St. Patrick’s Day Is Powered By Oil And Natural Gas

St. Patrick’s Day Is Powered By Oil And Natural Gas

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Read 5 examples of how oil and natural gas powers this holiday.

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President’s federal leasing ban, energy tax will hurt state

President’s federal leasing ban, energy tax will hurt state

Shelby Castello, Albuquerque Journal | March 13th, 2022As tensions continue to intensify overseas following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the need to reduce our country’s reliance on foreign oil and gas is crucial. With record high inflation rates and gas prices soaring, I have never wished for our country’s prosperity more than I do now. As a lifelong resident of the Land of Enchantment, I have seen the state of New Mexico through both the good and bad. The Interior Department released its long-awaited report assessing the federal leasing program and decided to raise royalty fees for oil and gas leasing, triggering uncertainty for the future of federal leasing. I worry about the impact this news will have on our commonwealth with the steps the Biden administration has taken to weaken U.S. energy leadership, at a time when energy security is paramount.

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ABQ Journal Editorial: Russia oil ban should be win for democracy, cleaner fuel and NM

ABQ Journal Editorial: Russia oil ban should be win for democracy, cleaner fuel and NM

Editorial Board, Albuquerque Journal | March 10th, 2022It’s tragic that it took Russia’s naked aggression to remake American energy policy. But it’s about time we stop funding tyrannical regimes that sit on large deposits of crude oil and natural gas.

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Lujan Grisham signs budget bill, crime package

Lujan Grisham signs budget bill, crime package

Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal | March 9th, 2022SANTA FE – In the final hours before a bill action deadline, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed off Wednesday on an $8.5 billion spending plan for the coming year that will boost New Mexico spending to record-high levels.

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