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Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers
ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOBBS, N.M. — May 18, 2019, 7:15 PM ET

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-mexico-counties-top-oil-producers-63129234 

Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers.

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the No. 2 oil-producing county in January behind North Dakota's McKenzie County, The Hobbs News-Sun reported.

https://eidclimate.org/analysis-methane-emissions-intensity-declines-in-top-shale-basins/

[Editor's Note: The tables and charts may be viewed at the above link]

ANALYSIS: METHANE EMISSIONS INTENSITY DECLINES IN TOP SHALE BASINSAPRIL 25, 2019

Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment as U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992. But the air quality improvements go even further, as a new Energy In Depth analysis shows: The U.S. oil and gas industry is also making incredible progress in reducing methane emissions as production surges in America’s top shale basins.

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