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State of New Mexico Sues Oil Company for Breach of Contract

The state of New Mexico is suing a Texas oil company for breach of contract because it did not comply with a settlement. The settlement stated that abandoned oil wells in southern New Mexico needed to be plugged and remediated. Siana Oil agreed to plug one oil well in New Mexico and then clean up contaminated chemical waste at other sites before resuming work in the state. The state of New Mexico now claims that the company owes $147,000 in penalties and possibly several hundred thousand more dollars due to daily fines. In addition to the breach of the agreement the state of New Mexico also alleged violations of the state Oil and Gas Act.

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