Big fine in New Mexico for big Permian Basin operator

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One of the largest oil and gas operators in the Permian Basin of West Texas and southeast New Mexico agreed recently to pay a $1.8 million fine to settle wastewater issues with New Mexico oil and gas regulators.

XTO Permian Operating’s fine is slightly more than $1 for every acre the company holds in the Basin. The fine dealt with state violation notices at four wastewater injection wells according to the Associated Press.

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