Potential Impacts of Energy Development in New Mexico, with a Case Study of Otero County

/ Series: Energy and the West

This report analyzes the economic and fiscal contribution of the oil and natural gas industries in New Mexico along with a case study of proposed energy development on Otero Mesa.

This report analyzes the economic and fiscal contribution of the oil and natural gas industries in New Mexico along with a case study of proposed energy development on Otero Mesa in Otero County that asks whether potential drilling there would create more benefits than it would foreclose.

See the four-page Digest for a summary of the full report.

The detailed socioeconomic profiles used in this study also are available for download.

Socioeconomic Profile of New Mexico

Socioeconomic Profile of Otero County

News Release, Apr. 7, 2009