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Methane Emissions Down 47% Locally

A new report shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas development continue to decline in many of the top basins across the United States even as oil and gas production continues to increase. The findings are based on…

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WPX Sharpens Focus in San Juan Basin

Back when we started in the energy business, our entire focus was natural gas. It was pretty much that way for the better part of three decades. Then we began to drill for oil in several regions with success. We…

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Maybe Neil Sedaka said it best circa 1975 with his  song “Breakin’ Up Is Hard to Do.” Eight years after the song’s debut, WPX entered the San Juan Basin through an acquisition that brought us our very first natural gas…

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Saying Thank You

As our community begins the process of coping and healing from the tragedy at Aztec High School, we want to share the hope that comes with the holiday season. For many of our friends and neighbors, this Christmas and New…

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Standing With Affected Families

There are moments when hearts sink and time seems to stop. It happened here on Thursday not too far from our office in the small, close-knit community of Aztec. According to published reports, two students lost their lives after a…

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WPX Salutes Military Veterans

Here’s a special message from WPX CEO Rick Muncrief, who spent several years of his career living and working in the Farmington area. Pictured is WPX employee Dustin Wold who has survived two roadside bombs.  Does this sound familiar –…

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New Mexico Among Top Energy States

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…

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350 people attend energy expo

Support for oil development in the San Juan Basin remains strong, evidenced by the record turnout at a recent energy expo for Navajo allottees and the wider community. More than 350 people attended “Energy Day” on June 15 at the…

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What if fracking went away?

Some people talk about wanting fracking to go away…forever. Their goal is to stop oil and gas development in favor of simply “keeping it in the ground.” That mindset has even crept into the San Juan Basin and other energy-rich areas…

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What the frack? We have answers

Sometimes, just hearing the word is enough to get people all worked up. But why? Hydraulic fracturing has been around since the 1940s. That’s right, oil and gas companies have used the technique for nearly 70 years now. The process…

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