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EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division completes compliance actions and well plugging


Santa Fe, NM – Today the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Oil Conservation Division (OCD) announces enforcement actions taken during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Since the OCD regained authority to issue administrative compliance actions in February 2020, it has filed 23 complaints, of which 9 have been resolved, resulting in $263,000 in civil penalties. These civil penalties went directly to the state’s general fund.

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