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Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

 


HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers.

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the No. 2 oil-producing county in January behind North Dakota's McKenzie County, The Hobbs News-Sun report ed.

Lea County produced 14.6 million barrels of oil in January while McKenzie County which produced 17.3 million barrels, the report said.

Lea County had more than twice the number of operating rigs as McKenzie County.

Steve Vierck, the outgoing CEO and president of the Econ...



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