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Energy expert: New Mexico oil production has
lessened potential for war
CURTIS C. WYNNE NEWS-SUN
County ranks third in the nation in oil production.
Lea and Eddy counties have made history by reducing the possibility of a
Middle Eastern war for oil, according to Daniel Fine, a research and
development energy expert at New Mexico Tech.
Why? Because oil and gas production eliminates this nation’s need to rely on
the Middle East for fossil fuel.
Having served in developing former Gov. Susana Martinez’s energy policy and
in the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Fine said he’s
currently writing an energy paper for a Washington, D.C. think tank.
“What has happened now, with President Trump’s policies and the
(Department of) Interior policies under (David) Bernhardt, is the chance of the
United States getting into a Middle East war to protect its interests in oil supply
and imports has evaporated, finished,” Fine said.
He dated the potential for war in the Middle East over oil as early as the 1970s.
“We have almost 50 years of tension and potential military participation in the
Middle East to provide us with imported oil from there,” Fine said. “The two
counties in New Mexico have eliminated this and have now played an important
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