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New Mexico is currently facing a budget crisis due to the downturn in oil prices. Fortunately for the State Land Office, Section 19.2.10.7(G) of the New Mexico Administrative Code authorizes the State Land Commissioner to periodically review the easement price schedule, and review it he has. As of January 20, 2017, Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has…

I’m fresh off the plane from the AAPL Santa Fe Land Institute and must commend the event planners for a well-organized and informative seminar. Patrick L. Padilla, Assistant Commissioner, Mineral Resources, New Mexico State Land Office gave a great update on the SLO. Below are some of the key points: Shut-in Wells: Proposed 19.2.100 New…