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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection. The Permian Basin Petroleum Association said it would impede operations and cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas development in one of the country's most prolific basins, the Permian...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The head of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority said Tuesday she will resign, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play despite criticism that flights filled with paying passengers have not yet lifted off from the remote desert site. Susana Martinez obtained by The Associated...

  • The federal government has already spent $100 million to address abandoned mines on Navajo lands and a separate settlement reached with DOJ last year was worth more than $13 million. "Addressing the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands reflects the commitment of the Justice Department and the Obama administration to fairly and honorably resolve the...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Residents along the U.S.- Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests. According to the poll, 86 percent of border residents in Mexico and 72 percent of those questioned in the U.S. were against...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. In Illinois, where Route 66 begins, the state has installed a network of electric vehicle charging station from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. BMW, Mitsubishi, and...

  • Saint Hood Productions based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is scheduled Wednesday to announce a new project around Sister Blandina Segale— a 19th- Century nun whose clashes with Old West outlaws and work with immigrants has been the stuff of legend. That book consisted of Segale's letters she wrote to her sister about the lawlessness in Trinidad, Colorado, and in...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A Navajo artist in New Mexico has created a hat that touts "Make America Native Again." As presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump prepares to formally accept the nod later this month, minority artists and activists are satirizing his "Make America Great Again" slogan seen at rallies and on Trump hats and T-shirts.

  • The SEC, which confirmed the verdict on Friday, said the jury after several days of deliberation had been unable to reach unanimous verdicts on its fraud or lying to auditor claims. The SEC sued Goldstone, Simmons and former Thornburg chief accounting officer Jane Starrett in 2012, alleging they hid the company's fast-deteriorating financial condition at...

  • June 24- U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for a 20th week this year after three weeks of additions, according to a closely followed report on Friday, as crude prices pull back after a recent rally to an 11- month high over $51 a barrel. Despite a decline in U.S. crude to below $48 a barrel on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, several companies said...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- State budgets finally returned to their pre-recession peaks in fiscal 2016 after eight years, once adjusted for inflation, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Aggregate 50- state general fund spending and revenues have now surpassed the peaks they hit in fiscal 2008, the National Association of State Budget Officers reported in the...

  • June 16- Banks in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico are setting aside more money to guard against loan losses as the energy companies they serve struggle amid still-low oil prices, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said in a report Thursday. Banks in the district supervised by the Dallas Fed are also getting additional scrutiny for their commercial real...

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  • June 3- U.S. energy firms this week added rigs drilling for oil for the second time this year, energy services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, after crude prices briefly tested a seven-month high over $50 a barrel over the past two weeks. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> The new rigs were scattered across many basins and states with the Permian in West Texas and New Mexico...

  • MIDLAND, Texas/ HOUSTON, June 2- As crude prices plummeted last summer, Steve Pruett, chief executive of a small west Texas oilfield developer, idled a drilling rig, opting to pay $21,000 a day to store it rather than dig more wells and risk bigger losses. With crude prices now nearly double their February lows near $26 per barrel, new wells in the Permian Basin- North...

  • The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday.