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New oil boom coming to San Juan Basin

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Northwestern New Mexico is prepping for a new oil and gas boom in a region that’s pumped out natural gas for decades and where those resources were once thought fully developed. The boom could be similar to what’s happening in southeastern New Mexico’s Permian Basin, and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, according to oil and gas experts. ...

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Oil industry funds additional staff at local BLM office


By Katherine Lymn The Bureau of Land Management’s North Dakota field office is inundated with permit applications for drilling on federal lands. The agency has gotten creative to try and keep up with the workload — bringing in “strike teams” to the Miles City district headquarters, using teleworkers from around the country and even securing land for employee housing to help ...

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