As the EPA moves to implement new restrictions on oil and gas operators, New Mexico provides a model and illuminates challenges.
In two years, the company secured millions in bonds, three pipelines, five lawsuits and a lien.
Wastewater injection wells are believed to be behind the significant increase in seismic activity.
The college program is after state grants to rebuild and expand natural gas production in the San Juan Basin.
The drastic increase in permits comes at a time when climate science shows that new drilling and production should be winding down.
While New Mexico sizzles and the West burns, methane emissions from the state's biggest oilfield keep rising.
The state has hit record oil and gas production, but the industry jobs outlook remains bleak.
Biden's ban on new drilling operations on public lands has been blocked for now, but the political battle rages on.
Plans to dredge a fragile Gulf Coast estuary and Superfund site are being ‘fast-tracked’ in a rush to export Permian oil to Europe
State officials want the petroleum industry to cut ozone-causing pollutants, but say understaffing will make enforcement tricky.
News that focuses only on energy production numbers and not the effects of petroleum gushing from wells is typical of oil and gas reporting.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.
Two wells, two accidents — but no answers.
Tribal governments say they haven’t been adequately consulted on the plan, which could bring thousands of new oil and gas wells to the area.
Santa Fe’s easy familiarity with energy industry representatives illustrates how one of the most powerful lobbies is treated within state government.
But not everyone in the state is rankled by Joe Biden's executive order.
Oilfield dangers aren't confined to the drilling pad — many Permian Basin homes have pipes carrying gas, oil and contaminated water running right through their yards.
A collection of holiday themed “fractoids” recently promoted New Mexico's oil and gas industry. Many suffered from a lack of facts.
More than 40% of New Mexico’s income relies on oil and gas, leaving the state vulnerable to the industry's boom and bust cycle.
Co-published by the Santa Fe Reporter In the state’s oil patches, inspections lag as production—and pollution—rebound.