Let’s look to tribes for economic recovery

Ruben Baca is executive director of New Mexico Petroleum Marketers Association. Here’s a snippet from a recent column he submitted to newspapers around the state:

April 29, 1949

Roosevelt County almost saw oil production within its borders when Magnolia Petroleum Company found petroleum within 1.7 miles of Roosevelt County, south of Milnesand. The test was made after a fire erupted during a drill stem test the day before. The well produced 35 barrels of 47-gravity oil within the first hour and was producing [...]