New Mexico remains among the most prolific energy producers in the nation according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The agency just released a report that ranks states by energy production. New Mexico ranks No. 6 in oil production and No. 8 in natural gas production.
That production generates nearly one-third of the revenues for New Mexico’s general fund, which supports schools, public safety and health care.
You can learn more about the importance of oil and natural gas production in the state here.