Eddy County Oil & Gas Operator Fined

A Carlsbad-area oil and gas operator has been fined 440-thousand dollars for alleged violations of federal air pollution regulations three years ago. The facilities are located in Eddy County. Chisholm Energy Operating was found to be in violation of the Clean Air Act during an aircraft inspection in 2020 throughotu the Permian Basin region. This past week, the EPA annoucned the fines for violations at eight facilities, noting leaks and unauthorized emissions from storage tanks owned by the company.