Trump's approach to oil and gas: a new course in the San Juan Basin

imageDaniel Fine | Energy Magazine | October 30, 2017

It has been 70 years since a President of the United States has considered domestic oil and gas as a “power” in world affairs. With Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke charting a new course, the Trump Administration is considering a transfer of Federal Land management with natural resources to the Western States.  

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Report on EPA Data Shows 47% Decline in Methane Emissions in the Four Corners Area Since 2011

nmoga_graph4x4-01.pngSANTA FE, NM – A new analysis of data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in the Four Corners area are on the decline. The energy publication Energy in Depth analyzed data collected from 2011 to 2016 by the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program and shows a decline of methane emissions by 47%, from 8.6 Million Metric Tons CO2e in 2011 to 4.6 Million Metric Tons CO2e in 2016.

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Oil and gas lease sale nets almost $8M in southeast New Mexico

rigAdrian C. Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus | October 24, 2017

The State of New Mexico made just shy of $8 million in October’s oil and gas lease sale, with dollars going to public schools, the New Mexico Military Institute and water conservation.

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Xcel is eyeing NM for future job growth


Rachel Sapin / Albuquerque Business First / Oct 19, 2017

With plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next three years to support long-term growth in Texas and New Mexico, Xcel Energy says it also is expecting a need for more workers in those states.


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Women continue to be change-makers and take on bigger roles in the oil and gas industry

Oil_workerOctober 12, 2017 / Oil and Gas Technology

Women continue to take on bigger roles in the oil and gas industry, with a new generation of female professionals seeking careers in scientific or technical roles, say industry leaders scheduled to take part in the ADIPEC Women in Energy conference, in Abu Dhabi, in November.

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Natural gas boom has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, led to cleaner air


In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there are plenty of lessons to be learned. One of them, which we've seen time and again but never fails to inspire and reassure, is that the worst of circumstances bring out the best in the American people. From risking their own safety to rescue neighbors to donating generously to support the long recovery, Americans are meeting adversity with resilience and kindness.

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