Can these high-tech methane detectors help the U.S. reach its climate goals?

Britany Robinson, Fast Company | December 7th, 2021To explain how high-tech aerial photography can help save the planet, research scientist Riley Duren refers to a map of Los Angeles, where a pixelated blue and green cloud hovers over a few city blocks. The plume resembles precipitation on a Doppler radar map, but it is more insidious: it’s methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas, leaking into the air. Red and yellow specks at the center of the cloud indicate the highest concentration of the gas, and point to the source—a natural gas pipeline.

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New Mexico Received 5.3 Billion from oil and natural gas


Scott Wyland, Santa Fe New Mexican | December 1st, 2021The oil and gas sector pumped a record $5.3 billion into New Mexico’s state and local governments in fiscal year 2021, according to a report the industry praised and critics bemoaned as further evidence of the state’s fossil fuel dependence.

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API president blames Biden for decline in oil investment

James Osbourne, Houston Chronicle | December 7th, 2021Mike Sommers, president of the American Petroleum Institute, blamed the Biden administration Tuesday for contributing to a decline in U.S. oil and gas investment through policies like halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushing a tax on methane emissions.

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State Coffers Loaded with Oil and Gas Cash


Daniel Graeber, Natural Gas World | December 6th, 2021Oil and natural gas contributed an estimated $5.3bn to state and local governments in New Mexico during fiscal year 2021, a joint report published December 3 found.

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Smaller 'independent' oil and gas producers leading Permian Basin growth, study says

Adrian hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus | December 3rd, 2021As global energy companies target the oil-rich Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico and West Texas for future growth in their extraction operations, a recent study showed smaller, independent producers lead growth in the region over the last few years amid a boom in fossil fuel development.

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