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Farmington schools awarded $137,000 grant for STEM programs

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Municipal School District receive $137,000 to establish after-school science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, thanks to a partnership between New Mexico State University and Arizona Public Service. The APS Foundation awarded the NMSU STEM Outreach Center a $137,000 grant to start two after-school STEM programs for Farmington elementary and middle school students. The grant was one ...

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San Juan County weighs intervening with PRC on power plant plan

FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Commission will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the possibility of getting more deeply involved in supporting a Public Service Company of New Mexico plan to keep the San Juan Generating Station operating. San Juan County has not yet presented any testimony or documents that the Public Regulation Commission can consider when voting ...

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Permian’s biggest does more with less

A pump jack which produces oil from the Permian Basin in Artesia, New Mexico, is seen in this undated handout photo provided by Devon. REUTERS/Devon Energy/Handout via NewsCred

Executives of Occidental Petroleum Corp., on Thursday reported finding savings by extracting more oil for less money and reinvesting that money in the Permian Basin, where the company is the biggest oil producer in the region. Oxy, as the company is known, saved about $450 million by cutting costs during the first half of the year, and it channeled that ...

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Hess experiments with tighter well spacing

Hess Corp.’s second quarter 2015 production saw about an 11,000 barrels-per-day increase over the first quarter and the company says the rise is due in part to bringing on a high number of new wells. President and Chief Operating Officer Gregory Hill told analysts on July 29 that Hess only wants about 25 to 30 wells at any given moment ...

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ERCOT warns of potential need for power outages

power lines at sunset

After power consumption broke 2011 records for three consecutive days this month, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for conservation Thursday morning. During the peak period of 3 to 7 p.m., energy consumers in Texas are being asked to help keep the power grid in working condition by making changes to how they use their electricity. ERCOT ...

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West Texas won’t tolerate illegal dumping anymore

Illegal dumping from both individuals and energy companies have bogged down the Permian Basin for years now. County officials have noticed an upswing in illegally dumped waste including cars, tires, yard waste and oil and gas by-products, but NineWest reports that it won’t be tolerated for much longer. “There are some individuals and some companies as in any business, that ...

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