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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reasons to leave

Ivins, UT

#21 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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And why does NM rely on Texas for Natural Gas? Moron!
Natural

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Feb 4, 2011
reasons to leave wrote:
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And why does NM rely on Texas for Natural Gas? Moron!
We don't "rely" on Texas for natural gas. We don't have the geology here to store massive amounts of natural gas underground so it's shipped to those places for storage and then comes back as needed. If you'll pay attention you'll find that the pipelines from the gas fields (San Juan Basin for example) have to have compressor stations all along them to push that gas. The ones in Texas went down when the power went out, thus dropping the pressure in the transmission lines. Jesuz, for a state that produces so much natural gas we sure have a lot of people who don't know the first thing about the industry.
NGs

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Feb 4, 2011
reasons to leave wrote:
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And why does NM rely on Texas for Natural Gas? Moron!
Do you understand now? It's just not that complicated. Here, maybe this will help ya ignorant twit:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_ga...
Tommorow is Now

Window Rock, AZ

#24 Feb 4, 2011
LOL wrote:
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!!
Yuppers, just like it's critical to keep providing a heroin addict more junk so he doesnt go bananas. Has anybody thought of an alternative? We will sooner or later, why not now? Does everybody trust the oil co's? Remember Enron? They will bleed you like a turnip. Middle East petro is close to history. Believe that. We have romanced the dictators in order to do our bidding in the oil business. The good people of the middle east are rightfully gonna throw out the bums. The religious sect that will take over hate Americans. What then?.... I think you know. The American oil interests will take us hostages. The only people witha bargoning chip is the American farmer. You can't eat oil and gas. Buttt.... his soils are addicted to peroleum fertilizer products. But they can be "weaned off". The worst is yet to come. Learn to speak chineez (and spell it, lol) Not so funny.
wheres our money

Las Cruces, NM

#25 Feb 4, 2011
To Tommorow is Now; the communist Chinese just print paper, there communist and don't tell anyone how much paper they print. The then dump exports on us due to thier weak currency. When ever the dollar drops they buy our dent and dollars to push up our currency and devalue thiers; so China will always just print more money to buy our debt. This is the lasting greatness or Nixon as are HMOs. Now El Paso electric has questions to ansewer but the questions will never be asked becuse our NM GOV. was bought buy Texas businesses in the first place.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Feb 4, 2011
LOL wrote:
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!!
Lol, the inside of their trailers are heated by none other than 'global warming'<G>! They don't need no steenkin' gas or electricity.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Feb 4, 2011
reasons to leave wrote:
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And why does NM rely on Texas for Natural Gas? Moron!
Always wondered that myself, why we sell to someone else almost all we take out of the ground,they buy from someone else for our own use.

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#28 Feb 4, 2011
Hmmm awhile back somebody made some flippant joke that El Paso gets New Mexico's water. So now the script has been flipped.

Sucks don't it.
Willie

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Feb 4, 2011
RUStillAsleep wrote:
More coal power plants...screw the Greenies.
Yeah... we need more pollution.
Tommorow is Now

Window Rock, AZ

#31 Feb 4, 2011
justice is just a choice wrote:
Hmmm awhile back somebody made some flippant joke that El Paso gets New Mexico's water. So now the script has been flipped.
Sucks don't it.
Soooooo? We got our Governor for El Paso! Seem like a fair trade to me. Better be than "Henish". lol

“Freedom is never free”

Since: Jan 09

El Paso, Texas

#32 Feb 4, 2011
Tommorow is Now wrote:
<quoted text>Soooooo? We got our Governor for El Paso! Seem like a fair trade to me. Better be than "Henish". lol
Touche!

:-)
The Time is upon us

Window Rock, AZ

#33 Feb 4, 2011
justice is just a choice wrote:
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Touche!
:-)
Se la vi! Thnx, your "apology" accepted. lol
HereItIs

Albuquerque, NM

#34 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?
New Mexico Natural Gas Production has been falling by 9% per year since 2008 when Bill Richardson enacted the Pit Rules - since then, most of the natural gas produced in the State of New Mexico is dedicated to California - Richardson's home state - leaving very little NM natural gas for consumption within the State. If it were not for the natural gas coming into New Mexico from Texas, we would all be freezing - waiting for the sun to shine and the wind to blow, green energy. In addition our local power plants powered by coal have cut back on electrical production, attempting to comply with Richardson's NMEPA global warming CO2 emission rules.

This is only the beginning of trouble brought on by Obama, Bill Richardson, and Al Gore - get used to it.

- Witness the Home of Al Gore – Democrat (The Deceitful Environmentalist):
A 20 room  mansion (including 8  bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool, a pool house, and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month.  In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home.
Ueber Elite

United States

#35 Feb 4, 2011
RUStillAsleep wrote:
More coal power plants...screw the Greenies.
Brilliant logic. Burn up non-replaceable fossil fuels while ignoring renewable energy sources. Oh well, the chinks are fast building wind and solar. Leaving the US in their dust once again.
Foghorn

Albuquerque, NM

#36 Feb 6, 2011
Wow really - the pit rules are to blame for the drop in production? Not the massive recession?
HereItIs wrote:
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New Mexico Natural Gas Production has been falling by 9% per year since 2008 when Bill Richardson enacted the Pit Rules - since then, most of the natural gas produced in the State of New Mexico is dedicated to California - Richardson's home state - leaving very little NM natural gas for consumption within the State. If it were not for the natural gas coming into New Mexico from Texas, we would all be freezing - waiting for the sun to shine and the wind to blow, green energy. In addition our local power plants powered by coal have cut back on electrical production, attempting to comply with Richardson's NMEPA global warming CO2 emission rules.
This is only the beginning of trouble brought on by Obama, Bill Richardson, and Al Gore - get used to it.
- Witness the Home of Al Gore – Democrat (The Deceitful Environmentalist):
A 20 room  mansion (including 8  bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool, a pool house, and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month.  In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home.
NObama

Springdale, AR

#37 Feb 6, 2011
There can be no doubt whatsoever that the Obama administration has deliberately pursued a policy of bankrupting the coal industry by means of crippling EPA regulations. Candidate Obama himself explicitly stated this objective during a January 2008 interview.

“So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,” he stated.

Obama...enemy of the Constitution.
overseer

Santa Fe, NM

#38 Feb 6, 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
Be glad she did declared it. You might have a chance to have the Feds pay for some of the damages you, and the State may have incurred from the bad weather. That is why that declaration is made in most cases.
Michael Morris

Carrizozo, NM

#39 Feb 6, 2011
Paladin wrote:
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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.
Of course a factual look at the situation shows that the upswing in the cost of building power plants rose 130% under the last administration which would be within the time frame in which any plant currently generating power would have to have been started. At least that is the opinion of the number one supplier of information to the energy industry.
http://energy.ihs.com/News/Press-Releases/200...

Of course high capital costs do keep out the competition.

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