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Judge could halt oil drilling permits in Mancos Shale

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A judge is deciding whether to impose a moratorium on oil drilling permits for land in northwestern New Mexico. U.S. Judge James Browning could implement a moratorium as a lawsuit filed in March by environmental organizations moves forward, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Browning began hearing arguments Monday and is expected to issue a ruling in August. The ...

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Court considers drilling moratorium

Environmentalists and oil industry representatives faced off in federal court on Monday over oil drilling in the Man-cos Shale near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. A group of environmental organizations filed suit last March to force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to conduct a new environmental impact study on the effects of oil production in ...

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WPX Energy adds to its portfolio


Oklahoma-based oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc. is going all-in on a trio of core oil and gas plays in North Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico, according to tulsaworld.com. The firm announced a new five-year strategy today that contains stake in the Williston, Piceance and San Juan basins. The strategy is in place to simplify WPX’s geographic focus and ...

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Rigs equal jobs, but permitting is still an issue

Erny Zah | The Daily Times (Farmington, N.M.) FARMINGTON — The equation is simple. An operating drilling rig equals jobs. Speculation has loomed of a pending San Juan Basin oil boom from production in the Mancos Shale, but whether or not the boom materializes, one thing is for certain, a drilling rig puts people to work. “I can account for 50 ...

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WPX Energy set to explore new area of Niobrara

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media WPX Energy has reported that two new wells in the Niobrara Shale are scheduled to begin completion operations in August according to a post on Niobraranews.net, summarizing the company’s second quarter conference call. The company, which currently has three horizontal wells and one vertical well producing in the Niobrara formation, is looking to begin ...

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WPX Distributes “Down Deep”, a Documentary about the Natural Gas Industry


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media WPX, a natural gas company in the United States, has recently released a documentary that attempts to dispel the negative press and studies concerning hydraulic fracturing and the natural gas industry as a whole.  Some of the most prominent points in the film include: dispelling that all natural gas companies are evil, the ecological ...

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