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Oil and gas production ban would hurt New Mexico

Oil and gas production ban would hurt New Mexico

Paul Griffin, Las Cruces Sun News l September 23, 2020

With election season in full swing, some politicians, notably presidential hopeful Joe Biden, think calling for a ban on future oil and gas leasing on federal lands will score points with some voters.

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Carlsbad Schools gets donation from ExxonMobil for science, math program

Carlsbad Schools gets donation from ExxonMobil for science, math program

Jessica Onsurerz, Carlsbad Current-Argus l September 22, 2020

Carlsbad Municipal School District is one of three Permian Basin school districts to benefit from an investment in science and math education by ExxonMobil and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

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Oil and gas waste facility coming to Permian Basin; New Mexico continues work on produced water

Oil and gas waste facility coming to Permian Basin; New Mexico continues work on produced water

Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current Argus | September 18, 2020

A facility that would inject liquid oilfield waste underground could be coming to the Delaware Basin in New Mexico after state regulators recently approved the needed permits for the facility.

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Oil and gas industry touts value of Permian Basin production

Oil and gas industry touts value of Permian Basin production

Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current Argus l September 17, 2020

The Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico could be one of the most prolific oilfields in the world and see some of the direst environmental threats throughout the Land of Enchantment.

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This New Tech Could Help Eliminate Natural Gas Flaring In America’s Shale Fields

This New Tech Could Help Eliminate Natural Gas Flaring In America’s Shale Fields

David Blackmon, Forbes | Sep 17, 2020

The state of Texas has a flaring problem. It’s not a secret – it has been big news for years now, as the elected regulators at the Texas Railroad Commission have come under increasing pressure to take action to effectively reduce the high volumes of natural gas the industry has been flaring, especially in the Permian Basin in recent years.

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Oil and Gas Industry Continues Collaboration with State Agencies on Draft Methane Rules

Oil and Gas Industry Continues Collaboration with State Agencies on Draft Methane Rules

NMOGA Press Release | September 17, 2020

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, September 17, 2020 – The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) today released comments in response to draft rules released earlier this year by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to prevent natural gas waste and limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

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