XTO Energy pulls plan for New Mexico natural gas facility

A major oil and gas producer in the Permian Basin withdrew its application for a permit to construct and operate a natural gas facility in southeastern New Mexico.

ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy announced last week it is withdrawing its permit application in Eddy County, citing future infrastructure plans in the area, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports.

The application was for two facilities known as the Husky Gas Plant and Central Delivery Point planned to operate in Eddy County about 14 miles northeast of Loving, New Mexico.

The facilities would have had the capacity to process about 200,000 barrels per day of oil stabilization.

Overall, the facility was also expected to emit about 2.7 million tons per day of greenhouse gases.

Records show the New Mexico Environment Department found the expected emissions would not exceed air quality standards, and on Aug. 4 announced its intent to approve the permit by

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