Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:37

Methane emissions FALL amidst increased oil and gas production

The New Mexican oil and gas industry continues to do great work for our state. In spite of increased levels of natural gas consumption nationwide, the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992. New Mexico's oil and gas industry is making incredible progress in reducing methane emissions as production surges in our own portion of the Permian Basin - the world's top producing oilfield and some of the highest natural gas production in the country. 

Here's another reason why NMBC is a strong advocate for the New Mexico Oil and Gas industry. Contrary to what 'keep it in the ground' activists are saying, there's new evidence that says even with oil and gas production increased to record levels in the past few years, annual methane emission intensity from the Permian has been reduced by 57% between 2011 and 2017. Read more HERE