Check out the July 2015 edition of Energy

Your guide to the oil and gas and power industries in the Four Corners
06/26/2015 08:05 PM MDT
This month's issue of Energy includes stories about low oil prices in the San Juan Basin, diamond drill bits, a coal executive's long career in the industry and the new fresh water rule. 
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Official says fresh water rule encourages industry to save on transport costs
06/26/2015 08:04 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — A new state rule intended to reduce the use of fresh water in the production of oil and gas is a win-win, an industry insider says. Full Story

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ConocoPhillips gives $556K to schools, nonprofits statewide

FARMINGTON — ConocoPhillips has announced it will give more than $556,000 in grants to various organizations throughout New Mexico. Full Story
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Your guide to the Four Corners' economy and businesses
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Trial begins for brother in Animas Valley Mall shooting

Attorney claims Luis Ramirez, 30, was not aware of brother's murderous intent
FARMINGTON — The attorney for Luis Ramirez claimed Monday that his client was an unwitting and unwilling partner in the murder of Johnny "Benji" Vialpando Jr. Full Story
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Check out the July 2015 edition of Energy

Your guide to the oil and gas and power industries in the Four Corners
06/26/2015 08:05 PM MDT
This month's issue of Energy includes stories about low oil prices in the San Juan Basin, diamond drill bits, a coal executive's long career in the industry and the new fresh water rule. 
Full Story
Official says fresh water rule encourages industry to save on transport costs
06/26/2015 08:04 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — A new state rule intended to reduce the use of fresh water in the production of oil and gas is a win-win, an industry insider says. Full Story

Diamond drill bits add efficiency and cut costs for industry
06/26/2015 07:32 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The advent of horizontal drilling offered new life for operators in the San Juan Basin, but technological advances at the frontline of a drilling operation - the drill bit - are helping make the process faster, more precise and more cost effective. Full Story

Coal executive Norman Benally retires after working in coal for 43 years
06/26/2015 08:31 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Norman Benally, who retired in April as spokesman for BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal after 43 years with the company, said coal has been good to him and the community. Full Story

Low oil prices remain a factor in San Juan Basin
06/26/2015 07:19 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Ten months after oil prices dropped south of $50 a barrel, drilling in the San Juan Basin is still down. Oil prices topped $60 a barrel in May, the first time since December that prices were that high.  Full Story

Column: Geopolitical events demand rapid response from unconventional producers
06/26/2015 07:08 PM MDT - The Saudi-OPEC price war is now nine months old. Two OPEC meetings have passed without revisions or changes in strategy. It is a war against high-cost unconventional American producers that are seen as the principal threat to market share. Full Story

Nationwide poll shows industry supported by majority of Americans
06/01/2015 02:18 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Industry officials are touting the results of a poll that showed a majority of those polled think positively about energy development in the United States. Full Story

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18

July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 78. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Actress Denise Nicholas ("In the Heat of the Night") is 71. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.