New Mexico Toxic Release Tracker 2013 Summary

934 Spills Were Reported to the NMOCD in 2013
  • Since January 1, 2013 oil and gas companies reported 934 spills to the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division

 

What Was Spilled in 2013?
  • 436 spills were reported as produced water
  • 235 spills were reported as crude oil
  • 166 spills were reported as methane
  • 60 spills were reported as condensate
  • 37 spills were other materials

 

Largest Spill by Material Spilled in 2013
  • Produced Water: 4,257 barrels
  • Condensate: 520 barrels
  • Crude Oil: 600 barrels
  • Natural Gas: 86,184,000 cubic feet

 

Common Cause of Spills in 2013
  • Equipment failure was the reported cause of 391 spills
  • Corrosion was the reported cause of 195 spills
  • Normal operations were the reported cause of 84 spills
  • Human error was the reported cause of 60 spills
  • Other or not listed was the reported cause of 204 spills

 

Where are Most Spills Happening?
  • 592 spills occurred in Eddy County (63 percent of all NM spills)
  • 154 spills occurred in San Juan County (16 percent of all NM spills)

 

Which Companies Spill the Most Often?
  • COG Production and COG Operating : 123 spills
  • Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company: 83 spills
  • Yates Petroleum: 85 spills