The oil and gas industry is working to improve the NM methane regulation for all

Oil and natural gas production is booming in New Mexico. This is good news for New Mexico in every direction in our state. Along with this growth, the state crossed North Dakota and became the second largest oil producer in the United States.

Against this background, New Mexico has also entered the final legislative phase to reduce its ozone depletion emissions, and in addition, reduce methane.

He spent two years developing regulations with the regional oil department and the Department of Environment and engaging with stakeholders. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and other oil and gas producers in New Mexico participated in this process and collaborated and actively participated.

Unfortunately, the latest New Mexico Wrong and erroneous editorial efforts by the government to introduce nationally-guided laws to reduce emissions and maintain New Mexico’s budget and economic engine (“Contaminated Blue Sky – That Must Be The Goal,” Our View, September 14). The reaction of oil and gas producers focused on preventing unintended and unintended negative consequences, such as shutting down significant production or closing small businesses.

Finally, natural gas (mostly methane) is a valuable commodity that we produce, transport, and supply to consumers. We want to have as much methane as possible to generate electricity, heat our homes, light our industry, and heat our food so that people and families around the world can benefit from this fuel.

A.D. At the beginning of these legislative reforms in 2019, NMGGA published a methane methane roadmap to help guide policymakers in their efforts to develop a regulatory framework that would significantly reduce emissions and protect New Mexico’s economic and budgetary foundations.

Nemoga has been following the roadmap for a series of recommendations for 2020 to stop the regular burning of natural gas. Prior to enacting the laws, manufacturers across New Mexico were already actively working on new, innovative ways to reduce emissions by employing some of the most advanced methane reduction technology on the planet. Nemoga urges policymakers to think and understand how these solutions can be taken and improved to reduce emissions. A control approach that promotes innovation and problem solving will enable manufacturers to develop and implement next-generation technologies that will drive the next cycle of environmental research and innovation.

Early next month, the Environmental Improvement Board will hear a number of technical and environmental testimonies before finalizing the local policy. We hope that the Board will acknowledge the concerns and concerns shared by some manufacturers and small businesses in New Mexico. We want these new Mexicans to succeed as well, and by making practical changes to the proposed regulation, they can continue to play a vital role in the heartbeat of many New Mexico communities.

Although we do not agree with the regulators on everything, we do agree that power management and local leadership will work hand in hand. We are confident that New Mexico will continue to be a major energy producer, protecting our climate, land, air and water.

The resurgence of the oil and gas industry is driving the growth of New Mexico’s economy. It is important to take into account the potential impact of any regulation on our region and to develop our industry, create jobs, attract investment and provide significant funding for our region’s budget and public schools.

We can achieve policy goals by supporting economic growth and job creation at the same time. For our part, New Mexico’s oil and gas industry will continue to work with regulators to work for a balanced, meaningful outcome and prosperity for all Mexicans.

Another Gold is president and CEO of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.


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