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Eddy County is First in the Nation in Drilling Activity


Eddy County is first in the nation in in drilling activity, according to data provided by the Carlsbad Department of Development. The report indicates that Eddy County currently has 53 active drilling rigs- the most for any county in the database. Lea County is second with 47. In Texas, Midland County is third with 44 rigs and Reeves County is fourth with 33.

In fact, the active rig count within a 60-mile radius of Carlsbad is up to 168 rigs this month, as compared to 134 in April and a low of 66 in September of 2020.   This is great news for our economy, for the state’s economy, and for families who are looking for high paying jobs and opportunities.

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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