New Mexico Toxic Release Tracker

January 2014 — September 2014

(See the New Mexico Toxic Release Tracker 2013 Summary)

 

1,087 Spills Were Reported to the NMOCD
  • Since January 1, 2014 oil and gas companies reported 1,087 spills to the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division
  • In September 2014 oil and gas companies were responsible for 151 spills in New Mexico

 

What Was Spilled in 2014?
  • 566 spills were reported as produced water
  • 280 spills were reported as crude oil
  • 113 spills were reported as methane
  • 35 spills were reported as condensate
  • 90 spills were other materials

 

Largest Spill by Material Spilled in 2014
  • Produced Water: 3,050 barrels
  • Condensate: 100 barrels
  • Crude Oil: 631 barrels
  • Natural Gas: 13,483 mcfs

 

Common Cause of Spills in 2014
  • Equipment failure was the reported cause of 547 spills
  • Corrosion was the reported cause of 174 spills
  • Normal operations were the reported cause of 12 spill
  • Human error was the reported cause of 114 spills
  • Other or not listed was the reported cause of 240 spills

 

Where are Most Spills Happening?
  • 491 spills occurred in Eddy County (45 percent of all NM spills)
  • 271 spills occurred in Lea County (25 percent of all NM spills)
  • 124 spills occurred in San Juan County (11 percent of all NM spills)

 

Which Companies Spill the Most Often?
  • BOPCO: 77 spills
  • COG Production & COG Operating : 75 spills
  • Yates Petroleum: 75 spills