Some states have hit the jackpot with massive hydrocarbon deposits. Independent oil and gas companies have turned fossil fuels in Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania into economic development powerhouses. These states are among the fastest growing in the country due to more job opportunities and rapidly increasing gross domestic product.

However, there’s a lesser-known state carving out its own share of the fossil fuel pie.

New Mexico Oil Production at 40-Year High

Source: Search and Discovery

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Divisi...

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