MOST RECENT NEWS

 

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 gas producers.  IPANM has acquired a copy of our opponents research and justifications to increase OCD authority.  IPANM is already preparing to push back hard against any of this regulation.

Example of Opponent Arguments FOR Administrative Authority

 

 

IPANM Northwest Holiday Mixer set for Dec. 6 at Merrion Oil & Gas offices in Farmington

We are pleased to announce our IPANM Northwest Holiday Mixer will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Merrion Oil & Gas offices at 610 Reilly Avenue in Farmington, New Mexico. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

We would like to encourage our Northwest membersto bring one or two prospective members with them. The event will feature a few industry updates heading into 2019 and a brief membership presentation for our guests.

Please help us with a final headcount by sending an RSVP to Megan Burnett at megan@ipanm.org with your name, the total number of people coming in your party, and the names of any prospective guests by Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

Please feel free to forward this postcard to encourage prospective members to attend on Dec. 6th.

NMED Updates on Ozone, Excess Emissions & GCP-Oil & Gas Permits

Members:  The New Mexico Environment Department has announced several important updates on several topics:  The Ozone Attainment Initiative (Preliminary Planning), Information and tips on handling Excess Emissions reporting and Affirmative Defense Submissions, and Tips for navigating through the updated GCP – Oil and Gas Permits and how to ensure a more timely approval.  All information can be found in the attached Slide Presentation.

Click on NMED Update: OAI, Excess Emissions & GCP Oil & Gas Permits – Nov. 13, 2018

or

https://ipanm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ozone-attainment-initiative.pdf

 

EPA and State of New Mexico release text of new MOU on produced water

OFFICIAL DOCUMENT – The scope of the MOU pertains to proactively clarifying and understanding the existing
regulatory and permitting frameworks, and associated policy decisions among the parties
related to the re-use, recycling, and beneficial use of waters originating from oil and natural gas
activities {produced water).

EPA and State of New Mexico release text of new MOU on produced water

 

Energy workers use personal outreach to Colorado friends, neighbors to defeat Prop 112 

WESTERN WIRE – In pushing back against a ballot measure that threatened tens of thousands of jobs in oil and gas and other sectors of the Colorado economy, the effort to defeat Proposition 112 came down to people power and personal outreach to friends and neighbors.

Energy workers use personal outreach to Colorado friends, neighbors to defeat Prop 112 

 

Prop 112 threatens Coloradan’s health — not fracking

THE DAILY CALLER (Alex Epstein) – Colorado voters are being asked to decide whether to extend those setbacks even further. Proposition 112 would increase oil and gas setbacks to 2,500 feet, thereby banning most oil and gas development — and destroying many of the more than 230,000 jobs supported by the oil and gas industry.

Proposition 112–Not Fracking–Threatens Coloradans’ Health

 

Prop 112 takes a wrecking ball to education, budgets and energy independence

WESTERN WIRE – Proposition 112 is an attack on good-paying jobs and hard-working Colorado families. It would mandate implementation of an arbitrary 2,500-foot buffer zone between occupied structures and oil and gas wells. The 2,500-foot figure has no basis in science, rather it is intended to stifle responsible energy production in Colorado.

Prop 112 takes a wrecking ball to education, budgets and energy independence

 

IPANM Summary of process to get drilling permit approval for Oil and Gas production in New Mexico

IPANM recently completed this general overview summary of the various regulatory permits that producers have to acquire in order to get permission to drill on state land in New Mexico. Please feel free to refer to this summary when opponents argue that there is not enough regulation in New Mexico to drill in the state. This document proves otherwise.

IPANM Summary of process to get drilling permit approval for Oil and Gas production in New Mexico