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New Mexico agency settles with oil company in well case


January 13, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An oil company operating in northwestern New Mexico has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement.

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said Tuesday that a notice of violation had been issued to San Juan Resources, Inc. for failing to report and perform a proper investigation of a well's potentially defective casing. The company was supposed to get approval from the state to perform the required work on the well.

While there were no associated leaks or damages identified at the well in question, state officials said the case hig...

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