EPA says NM methane down, but some question data

Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque Journal | October 19, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says methane emissions from oil and gas operations in New Mexico’s Permian and San Juan basins dropped by 6 percent between 2016 and 2017, although environmentalists dispute the accuracy of EPA data collection.

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DOE Secretary Rick Perry visits Sandia National Laboratories

Rachel Sams | Albuquerque Business First | October 9, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque Tuesday, highlighting the work of the lab’s scientists.

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Oil & Natural Gas Methane Emissions Continue To Fall In Permian and San Juan Basins

October 18, 2018 

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Today, newly-released data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency show methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico’s two major basins declined from 2016 to 2017.

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BLM issues final venting, flaring rule

Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram | October 1, 2018

A new rule from the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management covering venting and flaring on BLM lands has taken its final form.

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Bloomberg ranks New Mexico No. 1 for economic gains

Marie C. Baca | Albuquerque Journal | October 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bloomberg News recently named New Mexico the “top performing state economy since Trump took office.”


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Opinion: Good riddance to Obama's gas flaring rule

Barry Russell | Washington Examiner | October 1, 2018

The release of the Bureau of Land Management’s waste prevention rule, also known as the BLM venting and flaring rule, is welcome news for the future of energy development and environmental protection. Oil-producing states’ economies are also set to benefit.

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