NMOGA Comments on New Mexico’s Draft Methane Rules

Jul 20, 2020

Press Release, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association | July 20, 2020

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Today, the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department released draft rules for regulating methane emissions in New Mexico. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association provides the following statement in response:

"NMOGA and our members are committed to reducing methane emissions while providing a sustainable source of energy. As the state’s rulemakings move ahead, we will continue to collaborate with both agencies by sharing our technical and scientific expertise. These rules should build upon the innovative solutions that make New Mexico and the United States the global leader in safe and environmentally responsible energy production. New Mexico relies heavily upon the oil and gas industry for our state budget and funding for public schools, and it is critical that these rules allow our industry to continue to create jobs and revenue amid unprecedented economic challenges."

-Ryan Flynn, Executive Director, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association



The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders, individuals, and companies dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. With more than 1,000 members, NMOGA advocates for sensible and balanced policies for the development, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas, and works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of industry operations and contributions to the state.