Eddy County leads oil production in NM

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – According to the Carlsbad Current Argus, recent data shows Eddy County has now become the top oil producing county in New Mexico.

The change actually happened in 2012 when eddy county produced 44 million barrels of oil compared to lea county’s 36 million and it’s just been going up ever since.

Experts believe advances in drilling techniques in Eddy County have prompted the shift.

However, there is a con to being the top oil producer, it creates more jobs, but that also brings more people and right now residents in Carlsbad and Eddy County are concerned about housing availability.

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