Can Natural Gas Be Part of a Low-Carbon Future?

Michael E. Webber, Scientific American | 2021 Issue

In the mid-2010s it became common to say that natural gas would be a bridge fuel to a zero-carbon future, in which solar, wind and other renewable technologies provide all of our energy without any carbon dioxide emissions to worsen climate change. But if natural gas is really a bridge, then it’s not part of the long-term plan. And if we actually build the bridge, we’re likely to stay on it.

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New Mexico Community Leaders Discuss Importance of Federal Oil and Gas Development

Virtual event featuring local voices follows Department of Interior forum on future of Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Program

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, March 25, 2021 – Oil and natural gas federal leasing and permitting are essential to the health and stability of New Mexico communities, a local hospital leader, teacher, and business owner said during a press call organized today by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA). The virtual event highlighted the broad consequences of a pause of federal oil and natural gas leasing and came immediately after the U.S. Department of Interior’s public forum on the matter.

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Oil, Gas Activity Improving Dramatically in Permian and Beyond

Carolyn Davis, Natural Gas Intelligence | March 25, 2021

Oil and natural gas activity sharply expanded during the first three months of the year in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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New Mexico oil production hits another record in 2020

Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal | March 22, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s oil patch is still gushing, with production growing another 10.5% in 2020 to a record 366.6 million barrels, despite the pandemic.

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XTO Energy Donates $60,000 to Student and Teacher Programs in Carlsbad

XTO Energy Release | March 16, 2021

CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO (March 16, 2021) — A contribution from XTO Energy will support the operations of two important education resources offered by the Carlsbad Municipal School District. The contribution will help fund the Education Rising program at Carlsbad High School as well as the Conscious Discipline program which will deliver training opportunities for educators, students and families.

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NMOGA President and CEO Ryan Flynn to Step Down Following New Mexico Legislative Session

NMOGA News Release | March 16, 2021

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, March 16, 2021 – Today, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) President and CEO Ryan Flynn announced plans to step down following New Mexico’s current legislative session. Flynn informed the board of directors of his intentions at a meeting earlier today. He will continue to serve as Senior Advisor to the organization to assist in the transition to new leadership. The board plans to begin a search for his successor immediately.

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