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NM oil patch fuels a population boom


By Barry Massey for The Associated Press SANTA FE – Carlsbad and other oil patch communities in southeastern New Mexico are the fastest growing in the state, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. According to the agency’s latest estimates, the population of Carlsbad increased about 3.4 percent, to 27,653 people, from mid-2012 to July 2013. Nearby Hobbs was close behind with ...

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Crude gathering system planned in western Permian

By COREY PAUL, The Odessa American The recently announced Alpha Crude Connector LLC joined a growing list of crude-gathering systems meant to provide takeaway needed to match increasing oil production in the Permian Basin. Plans call for the pipeline and storage infrastructure project to span more than 400 miles in the western Permian Basin and add about 100,000 barrels of daily ...

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Growing Permian condensate fuels debate

By Corey Paul for the Odessa American As oil pumps out of the Permian Basin, so does condensate — wet gas, naptha and other light hydrocarbons, experts say. There is more and more condensate headed from West Texas to the Gulf, where refineries were long ago tooled to process heaver-grade crudes as domestic production declined. Supporters of lifting the nation’s ...

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Carlsbad land group watching for illegal water dumpers

By Jessica Onsurez for the Current-Argus, NM CARLSBAD – Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation district said it is keeping its eye on a program in neighboring Lea County which could help reduce illegal dumping of contaminated water. The Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced it would reward up to $1,000 to anyone who can help them catch companies ...

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Map shows where New Mexico oil, gas spills occur


The Associated Press CARLSBAD, N.M. — A new website has mapped where oil- and gas-related spills take place in New Mexico, and it shows their numbers have increased in recent years. The Center for Western Priorities built the online map using years of data gathered by the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Oil Conservation Division, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported ...

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Permian Basin leads country in horizontal drilling

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Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New numbers show the Permian Basin continues to lead the country’s boom in horizontal drilling. Citing data by Baker-Hughes, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday the number of horizontal oil rigs in the Permian Basin’s West Texas and southeastern New Mexico fields rose by 63 rigs in the first five months of the ...

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New Chevron VP: Company will be very active in basin


By Mella McEwen for Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas When Chevron enters a producing basin, it has a tendency to stay put. Its involvement in the Permian Basin dates back 90 years through the various corporations it has acquired through the years, such as Gulf Oil and Texaco. The company’s new $150 million campus currently under construction west of Scharbauer Sports Complex is ...

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