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Oil and gas: N.M. suspends order allowing more well locations

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By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

SANTA FE  — New Mexico oilfield regulators suspended an order Tuesday that had relaxed restrictions on natural gas well locations in a major production basin.

The move came over the objections of a Texas-based company as a Democratic administration takes charge of the state’s Oil Conservation Commission.

The commission scheduled a May rehearing on an application by Hilcorp Energy to double well densities in the northwest corner of the state that originally was approved late last year.


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