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Permian Basin dominates rig counts

Permian Basin. Bruce Gordon Organization Name: SkyTruth / EcoFlight.

Despite being halved in the past year, the Permian Basin’s rig count heads the upswing with more rigs than any other US region. It’s been a rough year for rig counts in every shale play across the country, and the Permian Basin has been no exception. In the past 12 months, capped August 7 2015, the Basin suffered a loss ...

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Organizations continue accepting donations in response to the mine spill

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FARMINGTON — Regional organizations are continuing to accept donations to help individuals impacted by the restrictions placed on the use of the Animas and San Juan rivers. Both rivers were contaminated after more than 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste was released from the Gold King Mine in Colorado on Aug. 5. Linda Mickey, executive director of San Juan ...

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Organizations continue accepting donations in response to the mine spill

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FARMINGTON — Regional organizations are continuing to accept donations to help individuals impacted by the restrictions placed on the use of the Animas and San Juan rivers. Both rivers were contaminated after more than 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste was released from the Gold King Mine in Colorado on Aug. 5. Linda Mickey, executive director of San Juan ...

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Federal Judge rejects O&G permit halt in New Mexico

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The Bureau of Land Management near Farmington will continue to issue oil and gas permits, despite requests from nearby environmentalists to halt development permits. The Associated Press reports U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected the proposal Friday. Environmentalists’ push to halt the area’s oil and gas development has spanned several months. The BLM received a 34-page letter last October drafted ...

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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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