Thousands without power, Gov. Martine...

Thousands without power, Gov. Martinez declares state of emergency [12:01 a.m.]

There are 38 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Feb 4, 2011, titled Thousands without power, Gov. Martinez declares state of emergency [12:01 a.m.]. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov.

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wurx-fur-me

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Feb 4, 2011
So she declared a state of emergency. WOW! The welfare of the people, "ALL" of the people not just the perceived threats from undocumented immigrants. WOW! Ms. Martinez may be getting her priorities in line. UGOGURL!82
LOL

Durango, CO

#2 Feb 4, 2011
LET'S GO GREEN!! Ha Ha Ha!!! I wonder what all the tree huggers were thinking...no gas...no electric. This is why its crucial to keep drilling and keep our power plants going!!
Local

Florence, AL

#3 Feb 4, 2011
Hard to believe those compressor stations did not have backup generators.
Paladin

United States

#4 Feb 4, 2011
Thanks Bill.
"On January 24, 2008, Governor Richardson issued ExecutiveOrder 2008-004, Imposing a Six Month Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Drilling in Santa Fe County and the Galisteo Basin. The six-month moratorium will be in effect through July 24, 2008. As stated in the Executive Order, the Governor is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all New Mexicans and to protecting the natural and ecological riches of the State while still supporting much-needed economic development."
And letting the serfs freeze to death.
Thanks again Bill.
Natural

Florence, AL

#5 Feb 4, 2011
Paladin wrote:
Thanks Bill.
"On January 24, 2008, Governor Richardson issued ExecutiveOrder 2008-004, Imposing a Six Month Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Drilling in Santa Fe County and the Galisteo Basin. The six-month moratorium will be in effect through July 24, 2008. As stated in the Executive Order, the Governor is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all New Mexicans and to protecting the natural and ecological riches of the State while still supporting much-needed economic development."
And letting the serfs freeze to death.
Thanks again Bill.
Hey. Moron. Try to keep up. It wasn't an issue of drilling, it's storage and transmission. There's more than enough NG stored, the problem arose when the power in Texas went down. The compressors that move the gas from storage in LA and TX couldn't move. We don't have the underground storage in NM to store our production.
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Senior Citizen

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2011
The power outages are in Texazz! W-T-F!? I thought Suze was elected gov in NM. Hey dumbazz focus on NM, why dontcha?
Cooter

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 4, 2011
Weird -- The state is broke and it relies heavily on income made from natural gas production in the San Juan Basin, yet the Gas Co. of New Mexico buys their natural gas from Texas. Can someone explain why they don't buy New Mexico natural gas?
Paladin

United States

#8 Feb 4, 2011
Natural wrote:
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Hey. Moron. Try to keep up. It wasn't an issue of drilling, it's storage and transmission. There's more than enough NG stored, the problem arose when the power in Texas went down. The compressors that move the gas from storage in LA and TX couldn't move. We don't have the underground storage in NM to store our production.
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Hey there Mushbrain. I was simply pointing out the consequences of actions taken by idiots like Richardson.
Why did the power grid get overloaded? Idiots like Richardson prevented new power plants being built, idiots demanded the compressors be powered by electric motors rather than carbon based fuel motors.
Beside that I enjoy commenting on gravitationally challenged, rapeandpillager Richardson.
Natural

Florence, AL

#9 Feb 4, 2011
Cooter wrote:
Weird -- The state is broke and it relies heavily on income made from natural gas production in the San Juan Basin, yet the Gas Co. of New Mexico buys their natural gas from Texas. Can someone explain why they don't buy New Mexico natural gas?
Gas produced here cannot be stored here. It gets shipped out of state to massive underground storage facilities. Some of it is still owned, some is sold. When the demand rises it comes back. No big deal. In this instance the transportation infrastructure went down.
Natural

Florence, AL

#10 Feb 4, 2011
Paladin wrote:
Why did the power grid get overloaded?
That's not the question. The question is why critical parts did not have backup.
joe

Ignacio, CO

#11 Feb 4, 2011
It's ok everyone. Winter is not going to last forever. This morning I saw the ground hog chasing his shadow.
Yep

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Feb 4, 2011
Cooter wrote:
Weird -- The state is broke and it relies heavily on income made from natural gas production in the San Juan Basin, yet the Gas Co. of New Mexico buys their natural gas from Texas. Can someone explain why they don't buy New Mexico natural gas?
Brilliant! Would like to know the same thing!
Yep

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Feb 4, 2011
Natural wrote:
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Gas produced here cannot be stored here. It gets shipped out of state to massive underground storage facilities. Some of it is still owned, some is sold. When the demand rises it comes back. No big deal. In this instance the transportation infrastructure went down.
Just saw this, thanks for the info.
Tommorow is Now

Window Rock, AZ

#14 Feb 4, 2011
All gobble goop. All artificial solutions. Get ready folks, this is just a sample of the worst to come. Very soon. As soon as the chineez call in their debt, our paper money will be worth nothing. With unrest in the middlle east, oil and gas will come to an end. Everybody that says we have plenty, read the headlines. If you cant move it and deliver it, what then. The answer is to get self sufficient. Buy Ruger 1022 with lots of ammo and 22 High Standard autoloader. Hoard water and canned food. Laugh all you want. That time is upon us. Food and water will be the most precious commidity, the existing homies and welfare recipients will kill you for what you have. Defence and food and water will be luxeries. So much for electricity, oil and gas. Don't say yu didn't see it coming and nobody told you.
WorkingStiff

Carlsbad, CA

#15 Feb 4, 2011
joe wrote:
It's ok everyone. Winter is not going to last forever. This morning I saw the ground hog chasing his shadow.
Thats true,

But I think you what you actually seen was Richardson trying to fit into his teflon suit.
Tommorow is Now

Window Rock, AZ

#16 Feb 4, 2011
joe wrote:
It's ok everyone. Winter is not going to last forever. This morning I saw the ground hog chasing his shadow.
Silly. He wasn't chasing his shadow, he was chasing his tail, tryin to find a dark hole to stick his head in. He know whats coming.
Tommorow is Now

Window Rock, AZ

#17 Feb 4, 2011
Cooter wrote:
Weird -- The state is broke and it relies heavily on income made from natural gas production in the San Juan Basin, yet the Gas Co. of New Mexico buys their natural gas from Texas. Can someone explain why they don't buy New Mexico natural gas?
For the same reason that we refine gas and diesel here and sell it locally for 3.60/gas and haul it to Pheonix and sell it for 3.10. Because they can. and we will continue to buy it till its not available or we have absolutely no money. That time is very near. This is just a taste of the worst to come. Believe it. As soon as the chineez call in their debe we own em, we are sol. Our paper $ isnt worth the rag it printed on.
just raisin prices

Farmington, NM

#18 Feb 4, 2011
How do you raise the price of a natural gas an item so abundant especially in New Mexico? Answer: create an artificial shortage! We have more gas than a truck stop diner! The energy futures industry is totally corrupt.... ever here of ENRON. The production and maintenance sections of the gas industry consist of honest, hardworking,can I say American Heroes, but the futures sellers are crooked as a dogs hind leg.
reasons to leave

Ivins, UT

#19 Feb 4, 2011
wurx-fur-me wrote:
So she declared a state of emergency. WOW! The welfare of the people, "ALL" of the people not just the perceived threats from undocumented immigrants. WOW! Ms. Martinez may be getting her priorities in line. UGOGURL!82
She's just following orders from a consultant Duum-aas.
RUStillAsleep

Springfield, OH

#20 Feb 4, 2011
More coal power plants...screw the Greenies.

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