New Mexico biofuels project may get boost after water change

April 14, 2015 7:28 PM

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A planned biofuels project near Jal may get a boost from a new oil and gas rule approved by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission.

The change adopted by the state panel last month allows companies to reuse water in drilling operations, the Hobbs News-Sun reports ( ). The rule could lead to energy producers using 100 percent recycled water instead of continuing to dip in to fresh water aquifers.

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