Authorities seek to stem crime in New Mexico oilfields

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, December 19 2019 Dec 19, 2019 December 19, 2019 10:32 PM December 19, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

CARLSBAD, N.M. - Authorities in a New Mexico region that is rich in oil and gas say they have participated in a recent blitz targeting thefts and burglaries in the oilfields. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage said detectives and deputies conducted an operation last week at various oilfields amid concerns over crime. Earlier this year, the Eddy County Sheriff’s office investigated an alleged theft from Concho Resources near Carlsbad. The estimated loss from 139 stolen barrels of crude oil was around $7,000. The sheriff's office said an estimated $35,000 of oilfield equipment was allegedly stolen from Tiger Industrial in July 2018.

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