Record federal royalties from oil & gas production surge based on final 2017 reports

NATURAL GAS INTELLIGENCE – Increased oil and natural gas production, as well as regulatory reform and other factors, led to a $400 million surge in economic output on federal lands during the first year of the Trump administration, according to a report by the...

Sandoval County to (possibly) vote Nov. 29, 2018 on Oil & Gas Ordinance

The three-year saga that’s cost county taxpayers tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollar in staff research and work is poised to go to a potential vote on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  But, don’t hold your breathe. One version or another of...

EPA On ‘Right Track’ Industry Says Of Methane Rule Revisions

WESTERN WIRE – Western and national oil and gas industry groups today told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that revisions to the agency’s methane rule were “on the right track” while touting industry’s success at cutting emissions significantly. EPA On...

Opponents will likely seek to increase NMOCD Administrative Authority to penalize producers

With the recent November 2018 statewide election results, IPANM members should prepare for attempts by anti-oil and gas groups and legislators to pass regulations that would give the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) new powers to levy fines against oil and...