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Massive revenue shortfall in new state forecasts

The last time state economists released revenue forecasts, New Mexico had a massive oil boom with no end in sight. Those same economists released dire revenue projections on Wednesday, suggesting New Mexico could take in between $1.7 billion and $2.4 billion less than originally expected during t ...

Will Fine


Posted 5 months agoLink > Santa FeSANTAFENewMexico +58

New Mexico watching as Texas considers limits on oil production

Laws governing oil production in New Mexico stem from the Oil and Gas Act of 1935, which, among many other things, suggests the state can impose statewide caps on oil production, as well as more explicitly allowing it to cap output at specific reservoirs or “pools” of oil to “prevent waste.” If p ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineFarmington New MexicoGovernor of New Mexico +54

Pandemic rocks Permian Basin as wells, rigs idled and workers laid off

It wasn't long ago that some of the largest oil companies in the world were flocking to Lea and Eddy counties to boost oil production, open regional offices and add high-paying jobs that attracted workers from across the country to cities like Carlsbad and Hobbs. The good ol' days are goneBefore ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoLink > Farmington New MexicoGovernor of New MexicoNew Mexico +65

OPEC, Russia tentatively agree to production cuts

OPEC and Russia, however, want the U.S. to impose state-mandated cuts, rather than let the free market force producers to scale back operations through low prices. And even if a deal is reached, it may do little to raise oil prices, since consumption is now hovering at 50-year lows, and with the ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoLink > OPECG20Non-OPEC +54

Hitting the brakes

Oil producers in New Mexico and elsewhere are hoping for some relief this week, because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other oil-producing nations plan to meet Thursday to discuss potential, collective cutbacks in output to reduce world oversupply and lift prices. N ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoLink > oil and gas newsOil Industry Newsoil news +35

Oil price plunge wallops NM

With Russia and Saudi Arabia now locked in battle over which country can sustain their economies the longest as prices plummet, the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico is caught directly in the crossfire. In fact, in good part, the price war appears directly aimed at slowing prod ...

Will Fine


Posted 7 months agoLink > Governor of New MexicoFarmington New MexicoBusiness news +48

Oil price plunge wallops New Mexico

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / Albuquerque JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 10:02pm Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico's oil boom could soon turn to bust after world prices for crude crashed on Monday. The price for U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate b ...

Will Fine


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > RussiaRussian marketOPEC +85

Major slowdown expected in U.S. shale oil production

Last in a five-part series: Behind the BoomThe shale-oil tsunami that has flooded New Mexico with a wave of petro dollars in recent years may be receding somewhat as U.S. production faces its first significant decline since the gushers began nearly eight years ago. Signs of trouble are showing up ...

Will Fine


Posted 10 months agoLink > Mancos ShaleColorado ShaleMarcellus Shale +51

Analysis: Oil market glut will lead to declining prices through 2020 by Dr. Daniel Fine

With the OPEC-Russia meeting ahead, the price of oil is at a crossroad.  President Trump wants lower prices for gasoline at the pump and the Democratic Party wants a shortage to lift prices higher. This is the 2020 presidential election, to re-elect Trump or a create a Democratic left-center White ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Pioneer Natural ResourcesOccidental PetroleumAnadarko Corporation +97

Reactions to Delaware Basin News Shows Misunderstanding of Petroleum Economics by Dr. Daniel Fine

News of the size of oil reserves in the Delaware Basin (New Mexico's share of the Permian) while OPEC was deciding how many barrels it will cut from the world market to lift prices caused epic confusion – and revelations of how little “authorities” and the media understand petroleum economics. The ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91