Opinion

Oil and gas industry faces huge loss


BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA AND DAN BOYD / ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL STAFF WRITERS
Published: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 5:04pm
Updated: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 9:55pm

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With oil prices plunging to their lowest level in 22 years, state legislators are projecting an imminent budget crisis that's likely to force the New Mexico Legislature into special session.

Sen. John Arthur Smith, chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee, said the state could be facing a $1 billion loss in oil- and gas-related revenue if the crisis continues through this year and into 2021.



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