New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

November 18, 2021

New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined the effort briefly at a convention of oil executives Monday in a speech that acknowledged the state’s reliance on industry tax revenue while pledging to enforce pro-environment regulations.

She pledged to kick-start the hydrogen fuel industry in New Mexico with legislation in February.

“We are working on that as we speak,” Lujan Grisham said, adding that it’s part of an effort to turn New Mexico into a hydrogen fuel “hub.”

The bill could include taxes and incentives for energy producers to produce hydrogen, legal frameworks to facilitate production and storage, refueling corridors for truck traffic and training programs for workers in the industry.

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