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New Mexico oil and gas lease sale nets $17M

New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says 5 million barrels of oil are produced every month on state trust lands. He says the record-setting trends mean more money is flowing to public schools and other beneficiaries.  

U.S. Feb shale output expected to rise to 6.55 mln bpd: EIA

The global oil market has been closely watching U.S. output, which may continue to contribute to global oversupply even as OPEC members, Russia and other producers curb production.  

U.S. expected to become net exporter of natural gas for first time in decades

[T]hanks to increased natural gas exports to Mexico, LNG exports to at least 20 countries and less gas flowing into the country from Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  

In oil drilling, science replaces art

Everything is becoming more efficient. Fewer rigs are required because modern drilling rigs can drill more wells faster and longer. The increasing automation and use of robotics mean fewer people in the oil fields.  

Oil and gas should be included in federal infrastructure push

"And this isn't just about the dollars and cents. Getting the policy right on energy infrastructure will lead to greater reliability, safety, security, and affordability."  

Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Homeowners, businesses and utilities across much of the United States were keeping a close watch on fuel supplies Wednesday as a record-setting cold snap caused demand for heating oil and natural gas to soar.  

U.S. Energy Department directs $30 million to small oil, gas projects

Six small U.S. oil and natural gas drilling projects will receive about $30 million in federal funding for research and development to help achieve President Donald Trump's policy of boosting output of fossil fuels, the Energy Department (DOE) said on Wednesday.  

New Mexico moves up in oil and gas rankings

Thanks to more barrels of oil being pumped monthly from the Permian Basin, New Mexico is among the nation's top producing states.