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Scientists study methane ‘hot spot’ sources

This undated handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan, shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher.

LYBROOK — As scientists continue their work tracking sources of atmospheric methane in the Four Corners region, the federal government continues to formulate new rules intended to reduce oil and gas industry emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — which is proposing new rules to better regulate methane emissions — projects emissions from the oil and gas industry will increase ...

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Oil export ban, spending bill passes

CARLSBAD — The 40-year old oil export ban will be lifted after President Barack Obama signs a piece of legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Friday. Lifting the ban on crude exports comes with the passing of the 2016 “Omnibus” spending bill. It is one of many policies included in the spending bill, ...

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Eddy County seeks more funds

EDDY COUNTY — There’s no question that the oil and gas industry contributes a huge portion of New Mexico’s state budget. Thirty-five percent of the state’s general fund revenues can be attributed to the state’s oil and gas industry, according to a study by the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, partially sponsored by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. ...

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Quakes shaking up New Mexico

Has oil and gas drilling claimed another state as an earthquake victim? Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked the quakes in Kansas and Oklahoma to oil and gas activity, but KRQE reports fossil fuel development may be to blame several small quakes near Raton and Dagger Draw in New Mexico. “[There have] been very intense reviews of the ...

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NM braces for methane rules

New rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to control methane emissions from oil and gas operations could have a huge impact in New Mexico. The EPA’s proposed regulations, to be finalized in 2016 after a year of public comment, would impose the nation’s first federal mandates on natural gas production to limit flaring and venting by ...

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Proposed BLM regulations draw industry criticism

FARMINGTON — On July 10, the Bureau of Land Management announced proposed updates to its 25-year-old oil and gas regulations in an effort to help ensure states, tribes and taxpayers get fair royalty returns on resources taken from public lands. The proposed rule changes, announced Friday, will update the BLM’s “Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 3 (Order 3),” which ...

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BLM plans to update 1989 oil and gas industry regulations

FARMINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management has announced proposed updates to its 25-year-old oil and gas regulations in an effort to help ensure states, tribes and taxpayers get fair royalty returns on resources taken from public lands. The proposed rule changes, announced Friday, will update the BLM’s “Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 3 (Order 3),” which was set ...

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Researchers announce detailed methane study

FARMINGTON — City officials, environmentalists, industry leaders and interested people squeezed into a lecture hall at San Juan College on Friday morning to learn of researchers’ plans to more closely study levels of atmospheric methane in the Four Corners. Published in October, a study by NASA and the University of Michigan used European satellite imagery captured between 2003 and 2009 ...

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New Mexico oil and gas group starts media campaign (video)

FARMINGTON – Starting next month, an organization that represents the state oil and gas industry plans to emphasize the benefits of the industry in a multimedia campaign. On May 1, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, which is funded primarily by the industry it represents, will roll out a 30-second commercial as part of its “Funding Education, Fueling Our ...

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